Leah Danforth
Leah Danforth
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Peterborough, N.H.
High School: Contoocook Valley Regional
Major: Nursing

2018-19 Season: Named to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team following the spring semester ... Competed in 10 meets and eight different events for the Sharks ... Made her collegiate debut by placing sixth in the 50-yard backstroke with a personal-best time of 40.44 at Westfield State University on October 21 ... Finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle vs. Gordon College and Elms College on October 27 ... Placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle with a personal-record mark of 31.53 vs. Univesity of New England on November 17.

High School/Personal: Two-year letterwinner in cross country and also competed for two years on the Junior Varsity team for Contoocook Valley Regional High School ... Swam for the Peterborough Wave Club Swim Team for her final six years of school ... Named a Captain for the Wave throughout her senior year ... Received the Coaches Award for the Wave as a sophomore ... Named the Most Improved Performer for the Cougars cross country squad ... Recipient of the ConVal Regional Sportsmanship Award as a junior ... Earned the Goyette Award as a sophomore at CVRHS ... Received the Attitude, Character and Effort (A.C.E.) Award from ConVal Regional as a sophomore ... Member of National Honors Society and National Spanish Honors Society at CVRHS ... Member of Yearbook and also served as a Tour Guide and served in Alumni Outreach, while attending Dana Hall School from 2014-16 ... Served as a volunteer at her local hospital and was also a tutor at ConVal Regional ... Born August 9, 1999 ... Daughter of Louise and Christopher Danforth ... Majoring in Nursing with a minor in Psychology at Simmons and would like to pursue a career as a Nurse at Boston Children's Hospital ... Enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and caring for others.