Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Before Tech: Swam and played water polo at Clear Springs High School in League City, Texas ... Earned Texas all-state second-team honors in both swimming and water polo his senior season in 2017 ... A three-time first-team all-region selection ... A three-time team MVP on the swim team ... Holds the Clear Springs school record in the 100 back, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 200 IM events, while also a member of the record holding 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relay teams ... Swam at the 2017 NCSA Spring Junior National Championships competing in the 200 yard back, 400 yard IM, 200 yard free, 100 yard back and 200 yard IM events ... Posted four top-10 finishes at the GU TWST Short Course Championships III in 2016 ... Also finished 11th overall in the 100 yard back at the 2017 Texas 6A State Championships ... Finished second overall in the 100 yard back at the 2017 Texas UIL 6A -- Region 6 Championships ... Led his water polo team to three district championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017 ... A USA Swimming scholastic all-America selection ... Also an academic all-state honoree ... Was a four-year Superintendent Scholar, a Distinguished AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended Scholar ... Graduated in the top three in his graduating class ... Also a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Rho Kappa Honor Society ... Served as the historian for the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society ... Was both the president (senior year) and vice president (junior year) of the National Technical Honor Society ... Was a recipient of the CSHS Leadership Award, the Engineering Scholar Award and the Best Mathematics Student Award.
Personal: Full name is Leon Himesha Warnakulasuriya ... Son of Frank Warnakulasuriya and Harshica Fernando ... Was born on Jan. 7, 1999 in Colombo, Sri Lanka ... Has an older sibling -- Shenali ... Chose Tech because of its nationally ranked aerospace engineering program, the chance to swim for an NCAA Division I men's program and the location of campus ... Plans to major in aerospace engineering.
|Warnakulasuriya's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Back||52.68||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 Back||1:53.16||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|* relay split (s)|