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  Nicole Ligeza
Nicole Ligeza

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oswego, Ill.

High School:
Oswego East HS

Event:
IM/Breast

04/15/2013

Pac-12 Announces Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team

Fifteen Utes are recognized for their scholarship.

03/12/2013

Utah Diving Heads to NCAA Zone Championships

Utes aim for NCAA national qualification.

03/02/2013

Ute Swimming & Diving Takes Seventh at Pac-12 Women's Championships

Four Utes qualify for NCAA Championships

03/01/2013

Utes Record Two More NCAA Qualifying Times at Pac-12 Championships

Utah improves to seventh place.

02/28/2013

Two Utes Record NCAA Qualifying Times at Pac-12 Championships

Utes in eighth after day two.

2012-13 - Placed 12th in the 100 breast (1:02.01), 14th in the 200 breast (2:14.55) and 18th in the 200 IM with an NCAA B standard (2:00.31) at the Pac-12 Championships ... time of 1:01.97 in Pac-12 100 breast prelims was a season-best ... also contributed to the seventh-place finishes of the 200 medley relay (1:40.85) and the 400 medley relay (3:40.21) teams at the Pac-12 Championships ... won the 100 breast (1:04.16), 200 breast (2:19.92) and the 400 IM (4:26.56, season-best time) versus Washington State ... also assisted the winning 200 medley relay team (1:43.36) versus WSU ... contributed to the winning 400 medley relay (3:48.91) vs. Denver ... contributed to winning 200 medley relay (1:45.03) against Oregon State ... won the 200 IM (2:06.23) and placed second in the 100 breast (1:05.66) and the 200 breast (2:21.58) against OSU ... won the 100 breast (1:05.40) and the 200 breast (2:20.67) and was runner up in the 400 IM (4:29.04) at Denver ... earned second in the 100 breast (1:04.83) and the 200 breast (2:20.18) at Arizona State ... won the 100 breast (1:04.56), the 200 IM (2:05.38) and the 200 breast (2:19.91) and contributed to the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:44.86) versus BYU ... third in the 200 breast (2:16.19) and fifth in the 200 IM (2:02.26, 2:01.81 in prelims) at the Purdue Invitational ... placed second with the 400 medley relay team (3:40.66) at the Purdue Invitational ... placed second in the 100 breast (1:04.10) and the 200 IM (2:04.37) and third in the 200 breast (2:20.37) against UNLV and part of the second-place 400 medley relay team (3:46.84) ... part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:44.13) versus Cal ... second in the 200 breast (2:22.90), third in the 100 breast (1:05.62) and second in the 400 IM (4:33.71) against Cal ... placed fourth in the 100 breast (1:06.39) and won the 200 breast (1:21.76) against USC .. took fifth in the 100 breast (1:05.78), the 200 breast (2:21.96) and was second in the 200 IM (2:05.43) at UCLA.

2011-12 - Ranks second all-time in Utah history in the 200 breast (2:16.35), fifth in 200 IM (2:04.65) and sixth in 400 IM (4:27.17) ... earned Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention ... placed 20th in 200 breast (2:16.35) and 26th in 400 IM (4:27.17) at the Pac-12 Championships ... won 200 IM (2:08.74), took second in 200 breast (2:23.31), third in 100 breast (1:06.63) and first with 200 medley relay team (1:43.44) versus BYU ... took third in 100 breast (1:07.13), third in 200 IM (2:10.72) and fourth in 200 breast (2:25.62) against ASU ... placed seventh in 200 IM (2:05.25) and 200 breast (2:23.48) and was 21st in 100 fly (59.61) at Incarnate Word Invitational ... placed first with 200 medley relay team (1:44.48) and was fourth in 200 breast (2:25.30) and seventh in 200 IM (2:10.15) at Denver ... part of winning 200 medley relay (1:45.01), won 200 IM (2:08.37) and took third in 100 breast (1:07.10) versus UNLV ... won 200 breast (2:25.90), finished third in 100 breast (1:06.35) and 200 IM (2:10.06) and was on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:44.93) against WSU ... won 100 breast, took third in 200 breast (2:25.36) and fifth in 200 IM (2:07.69) at Stanford ... runner-up in 400 IM (4:36.10), fifth in 100 breast (1:08.51) and contributed to second-place 400 free relay (3:36.36) and fourth-place 200 medley relay (1:50.08) at IM Shootout.

2010-11 - Swam seventh-fastest time in school history and placed 12th in 200 breast (2:20.21) at the Mountain West Conference Championships ... member of the winning 400 free relay team (3:35.69) and second-place 200 medley relay (1:48.68) versus Air Force ... finished second in the 100 breast (1:07.00) against TCU ... member of the winning 400 medley relay team (3:56.60) versus Seattle ... placed first in 200 IM (2:08.07) at the Freshman and Sophomore meet versus BYU ... placed fourth in 200 breast (2:26.69), fifth in 100 breast (1:08.64) and fifth in 200 IM (2:11.70) against Colorado State... finished second in 200 IM (2:08.84), fourth in 100 breast (1:07.71) and fourth in 200 breast (2:27.41) versus Denver ... placed fifth in 100 breast (1:07.00) and fourth in 200 IM (2:10.00) against Notre Dame ... placed second in 200 breast (2:25.60) and fifth in 100 breast (1:07.64) versus SDSU ... finished fourth in 100 breast (1:09.61) and fourth in 200 breast (2:33.57) against Seattle ... placed fifth in 100 breast (1:07.35), fifth in 200 breast (2:29.33), and fifth in 200 IM (2:09.98) against Wyoming ... contributed to the fourth-place 200 medley relay (1:48.48), also placed fourth in 200 breast (2:27.86) and fourth in 200 IM (2:08.77) against UNLV.

Prior- Swam for the Academy Bullets Swim Club ... four-time Illinois high school state qualifier in 100 breast, 100 fly and 200 IM events ... three-time state finalist in 100 breast and 200 IM ... four-time Illinois All-State Award recipient ... team captain of her high school team during her junior and senior years ... Scholastic All-American for 2008-09 season in 100 and 200 breast, 200 and 400 IM, 100 fly and 200 back ... finalist at NCSA Junior Nationals in 200 IM, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay and 800 free relay ... Scholastic All-American in 2009-10 season ... high honors student throughout high school.

Personal - Born Dec. 15, 1991 ... daughter of Ryszard and Urszula Ligeza ... hobbies include running, biking, snowboarding ... majoring in biology.

Top Times
100 Breast - 1:00.44
200 Breast - 2:12.53
200 IM - 2:00:12
400 IM - 4:26.56

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