Panthers set 11 school records, win two medals at ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
Both teams had top-50 GPA's in the entire country.
Leticia Lelli sets two records in the 100 fly and Blair Wegescheide lowered her own in the 100 bacl.
Kaleigh Ritter's sixth place finish in the 500 free is the best ACC finish by a Pitt swimmer.
The Pitt 200-medley relay team missed a school record by three-hundreths of a second.
2014-15: Team captain ... Three top-three finishes in the season opener against Duke in the 200 free (1st), 200 IM (2nd) and 100 free (3rd) ... Placed first in the 100 free, second in the 200 free and helped Pitt go first in the 400 free relay at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Against St. Bonaventure, took first in the 100 free and second in the 1000 free ... The following day versus Bucknell, placed first in the 200 free and second in the 500 free, while helping Pitt post the fastest time in the 400 free relay ... At the ATaT Winter Nationals, had three top-50 finishes, including 40th in the 100 free (51.01) ... Took first in the 100 free and runner-up in the 50 free and 200 free, while contributing to the winning 400 free relay versus West Virginia ... At Denison, won the 200 free, was second in the 100 free and helped the 400 medley relay team finish first ... At the Senior Recognition Meet, competed in the 100 breast and 100 fly, and helped Pitt to a pair of runner-up finishes in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay ... Took third in both the 100 free and 200 free and contributed to the winning 400 free relay team ... Swam two C Finals at the ACC Championships, placing 22nd overall in the 200 free and 23rd overall in the 500 free, while also helping Pitt to its best relay finish of sixth in the 800 free relay.
2013-14: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in the 200 freestyle against Bucknell...Finished first in the 100 freestyle against Bucknell...Finished first in the 500 freestyle against Bucknell...Finished second in the 200 freestyle against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, she earned four third place finishes in 500 yard freestyle, the 50 yard freestyle, the 200 yard freestyle, and in the 100 yard freestyle...Competed at the ATaT Winter Nationals where she broke school records in the 400 medley relay and the 200 medley relay...Against WVU, she had first place finishes in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and the 400 free relay...Finished third in the 50 free against Virginia...At the ACC Championships, she led off the 800 free relay with a school record split in the 200 free (1:47.36) as well as breaking the 800 free relay record (7:15.20)...Swam in the bonus final in the 200 free at the ACC Championships...Earned a lifetime best in the 100 free (50.48) in the bonus final at the ACC Championships...Voted the Most Valuable Swimmer for the 2013-2014 season.
2012-13: In home-opener against St. Bonaventure, des Tombe had two first place finishes in both the 100 free (53.01) and 200 free (1:54.43) as well as a first place finish in the 200 free relay...Finished fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.41) and fifth in the 200 free against Virginia...On the road against Cincinnati des Tombe placed first in the 50 free (23.98), second in the 100 free (52.75) and third in the 200 free (1:53.98)...Finished second in both the 50 and 200 free heats as well as third in the100 free against Notre Dame...Swam to a first place finish in the 200 free relay while placing second in the 50, 200 and 800 yard freestyle races at the Pitt Invitational...At the ATaT Winter Nationals she swam a 23.57 in the 50 free and a 51.73 in the 100 free...Boasted first place finishes in the women's 50 and 100 yard freestyle races as well as in the 400 yard freestyle relay against WVU...
2011-12: Shattered the freshman record in the 50 free (23.13) during the prelims at the Big East Championship...finished 10th in the 200 free with a season-best 1:49.74...placed 11th overall in the 100 free at the conference meet...aided the 400 free relay team to a NCAA provisional time...held the team's best time in the 50 and 100 free events... earned gold in the 50 free and was a member of the first-place 400 medley relay team and the 200 free relay team against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...captured first in the 50 free and tied for first in the 100 free against West Virginia (Jan. 7).
High School: An Ontario High School champion for her record-setting performances in the 50 and 100 free...placed in the finals at the 2011 Short Course Junior Provincials in the 50, 100 and 200 free...finished in the top-10 for 17 year olds competing in the 50 free in Canada...swam with the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club...competed in the 200 and 400 meters for the Nelson High School track team.
Personal: Born March 8, 1993...daughter of Frans and Karen des Tombe...has one sister, Kelley...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
|Des Tombe's Personal Best Performances
|1000 Free||10:18.13||10/24/2014||vs. St. Bonaventure|
|100 Breast||1:05.46||11/16/2012||Pitt Invitational|
|200 Breast||2:25.03||11/16/2012||Pitt Invitational|
|100 Fly||1:00.47||1/31/2015||Senior Recognition Meet|
|200 IM||2:03.79||12/12/2013||Christmas Meet|
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