Tessa Leatherwood has committed to Grove City College


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Joe Linehan Thunder Water Polo Southlake TX
High School Joe Linehan
Career 156 144 252 - 384 75
Season 52 48 84 - 128 21
Wins Losses
20 6
Water Polo Honors

2014-2015 USAWP Academic All American
2015 16U Girls MVP Thunder Water Polo
2015 Captain of Thunder Ducks (high school consolidated team). Won Consolidated championships.
Offensive MVP, Thunder Water Polo, August 2014
USA Water Polo Athelete of the Month, February 2011

Olympic Development Program, Southwestern zone, 2010 - present.
2010-2011 (ODP regional tournament)
2011-2012,(Selected for regional tournament but did not attend due to appendectomy),

2012-2013 (cadet selection camp)
2013-2014 Zone team placed second in Regionall Zone Tournament
2014-2015 Participated on Zone team going to National Championships

Yearly participation in National Junior Olympics since 2010,
2013 National Junior Olympics, 7th place gold division, 14, U girls
2014 National Junior Olympics, 6th place gold division, 16 U girls

USA Water Polo Olympic Development Holiday Camp, 2010, 2011

Water Polo Additional

2014-2015 Varsity Swim Team, State Champions. 500 Freestyle, 7th, Member of 4x200 IM Relay, 2nd, 4x200 Relay, 2nd, and 4x400 Relay, 1st
2015 Defensive MVP Covenant Christian Soccer
Covenant Christian Academy Female Athlete of the Month, October, 2014
2014 MVP Long Distance Runner Award, Track 2014
Cougar Heart Award, Cross Country 2013

2013-2014 Varsity Swim Team, State Champions. Member of 4x400 relay team to set new state record
2013-2014 Varsity Soccer Team, starter (center defender), 2nd team all district
2014 Track Team, ran 1 mile (placed 5), 2 mile (placed 2nd) and 4x400 relay at state track meet.
2013 Varsity Cross Country Team, All State

Freshman 2013-2014
Water Polo Tournaments (Played on 16U and 18U teams): North Texas Water Polo Fall League, Longhorn Invite, Viper Pigeon Kickoff, Dallas Fall Invite, Navy Tournament, North Texas Polar Bear League (first place 16U coed as well as 18U girls)

Terry Schroeder Water Polo Camp, 2012


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High School
Covenant Christian Academy
School City
School State
Guidance Counselor
Kelly Wofford
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School Division
TAAPS Division IV
Major Category
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Major Category
Conservation and Renew. Nat. Resources
Environmental Science/Studies
Major Category
Forensic Psychology
Other Academic Information
2013-2016 Honor Roll Student 2016 Awarded French 11th grade Merit Award 2015 Awarded History/English 10 grade Merit Award Junior National Honor Society
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Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

When I am not playing a sport, I try to be a visible example of what a runner, soccer player, or water polo player is and how a player should represent themselves and their sport. While participating in a particular sport, I try my best to lead by example. I keep a positive attitude, am respectful of my coaches and fellow teammates, and I encourage my team to do their best. When things go wrong, I try to keep myself and my team focused on the next goal (not the last one) and on working together. When I am at my club practices, I try to help and encourage the younger players whenever possible.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I am committed to my practices, workouts and eating nutritiously. The most important thing my routine has taught me is how to manage my time and balance my priorities.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I regularly volunteer to teach at kindergarten Sunday School as well as Vacation Bible School at my church. I have also spent time taking therapy dogs to visit residents at a nursing home, and volunteering to serve the homeless through Beautiful Feet Ministry in Fort Worth, Tx. I love to give back to my community, share my passions, and help others. In my Sophomore year at school I earned the Timothy Award for 100 hours of service during the school year.

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