LOUISVILLE – Sacred Heart Academy standout Leah Stevens was honored as the Kentucky Female High School Athlete of the Year during the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame’s annual banquet at Louisville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, June 17. Stevens ranks as one of the top swimmers in the country.
Stevens was an 11-time Kentucky High School state champion at Sacred Heart, including three individual wins in 2015. She helped the Valkyries to three team state titles and she holds the state high school record in 500 freestyle and was a member of two record-setting relays (200 and 400 freestyle).
During her time at Sacred Heart, Stevens was a 14-time high school All-American and was named a scholastic All-American three times.
A member of Lakeside Swim Team, Stevens is headed to Stanford.
The talented Stevens was a member of the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Junior Team.
Stevens represented the U.S. in international meets in 2014 in Maui and 2013 in Japan. She won the 2013 U.S. Winter Junior Nationals in the 1,650-yard freestyle and in 2012 won the 500 and 1,650 free at that meet.
In all, Stevens holds 19 individual Kentucky age-group record and seven relay state records. She is the No. 19 recruit in the country per “SwimSwam,” which covers swimming news.