Meggie Leitz
Meggie Leitz
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Upper Darby, Pa.
High School: Upper Darby
Events: Fly/Back

JUNIOR (2016-17): Became the first swimmer in Ursinus history to win a national medal after a third-place finish in the 200 fly (2:01.63), while setting a new Centennial Conference and program record in the same race ... Competed in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships, where she placed 34th (2:07.06) ... Earned All-American honors ... Earned gold at the Centennial Conference Championship in the 200 fly (2:03.82) ... Participated in the gold-winning team in the 400 free relay ... Placed second in the 100 fly (56.73) and the 100 back (58.09) ... Was the first leg of the 800 free relay win (7:44.51) 

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Claimed bronze at the Centennial Conference Championship in the 200 back (2:07.48) before taking gold in the 200 fly (2:06.20) ... Logged the program's third-best time in the 200 back prelims (2:07.53) ... Collected a silver in the 100 fly (58.42) and was the opening leg in the squad's conference record-breaking 800 free relay performance (7:40.43)

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Placed second (2:13.75) in the B final of the 200 back at the Centennial Conference Championships, where she also placed 11th in the 100 fly (1:00.50) and 13th in the 100 back (1:01.79) ... Placed second (2:18.13) in her debut collegiate race, the 200 fly in a win over Dickinson (11/1)

Before Ursinus: A National Honor Society member and honor roll student at Upper Darby High School

Personal: Born May 14, 1996 ... Daughter of Jim and Blythe Leitz ... Has two siblings, Tess (19) and J.R. (16) ... Physics and Math major ... Computer science minor ... Also participates in Wismer on Wheels and works as a research assistant

Why Ursinus? The great connections between alumni and the school and their noticable love for the school.  The campus is so beautiful and it offered many science opportunities which was something I really loved.  On a campus visit I took while I was in high school, so many students were so nice to me which was something I wasn’t used to and it made me feel welcome and at home.  I wish I wasn’t a senior because I would love another four years.


  • 2017 NCAA All-American (3rd place in 200 fly)
  • 5-time Centennial Conference champion