Parents: Stephen and Tina Leischner
High School: Garner
Club Team: Marlins of Raleigh
Also Considered: Gardner-Webb, Center College (Ky.)
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Why BSC? “The coaches were great, and it has a strong, young team. Plus, I get the chance to attend a school with a great academic reputation. It just felt really good being there.”
Major: Business Administration
Notable: Zack specializes in the freestyle springs, the 50 and 100. He helped Garner win the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference championship as a senior, swimming on the winning 200 free and 200 medley relay teams and taking the 100 (51.29 seconds) and 200 (1:53.57) frees individually. … The Trojans have won three straight boys league championships with Zack contributing heavily. … He is the first Garner boys swimmer to sign a scholarship. … Zack says he needs to expand his dry land training in order to be at his best in college swimming.