Jackie Leung

Jackie  Leung

Gresham, Ore.

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
University of Denver '12/LMU '14

Jackie Leung enters her fourth season in 2017-2018, working primarily with the distance swimmers. She joined the program as a volunteer assistant swim coach during the 2014-2015 swim season as a way to reconnect with the swimming community and explore her passion for working with student-athletes. Outside of the pool, Leung works as a full-time staff member within LMU's Academic Resource Center as a University Advisor. There, she has the opportunity to equip LMU students with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be agents of their own academic success.

Leung brings 14 years of competitive swimming experience to LMU. At the University of Denver, she specialized in the distance freestyle, IM, and butterfly events. In 2011, she helped the Pioneers to their first-ever Sunbelt Conference Women's Team Title and the team won its second title the following year. In 2012, she became the first student-athlete at DU to be awarded NACDA's John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in athletic administration. She was also named Most Outstanding Student of her senior class and graduated with summa cum laude honors. Prior to her career as a Division I student-athlete, Leung grew up swimming competitively in Gresham, Oregon earning high school 6A state titles in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley as well as qualifying for the U.S. Spring and Summer National Championships.

Leung moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to teach high school biology as part of the Teach For America program and completed her Masters in Urban Education in 2014 at Loyola Marymount University.


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