University of Iowa women’s diving travels to Columbus, Ohio, where they will take on Ohio State and Viginia Tech Friday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. (CT) on B1G+ (subscription required) and at 10 a.m (CT) on Saturday, Oct. 28. The swimming squad will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to take on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. (CT)
• Live results for the meet are available on hawkeyesports.com (via the schedule page) and Meet Mobile.
• Fans can also follow the Hawkeyes on Twitter/ IowaSwimDive for live meet updates.
• The meet will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• Iowa kicked off the 2023-24 season with a 197-104 victory against UNI.
• Iowa returns 20 student-athletes from last season and added 11 newcomers this season, including nine freshmen and two transfers
• Amongst the returners are senior divers Sarah Ballard and junior Makayla Hughbanks, who qualified to compete in last season’s NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.
FRESHMAN MAKING NOISE
Three Hawkeye freshman combined for six individual wins against UNI. Olivia Frantum won the 1000 free and the 500 free. Olivia Swalley had three wins of her own. The 100 Breaststroke, the 200 Backstroke, and finished up with the 200 IM. Diver Simone Beinlich placed first off the three-meter springboard with a 262.3.
Junior Makayla Hughbanks came away with a career-best 312.6 in the 1-meter dive, ranking eigth all-time in program history. The Bettendorf, Iowa, native also leads the team in the 3-meter dive score, posting a zone-qualifying total of 355.40 ranking fifth overall in Iowa history.
Iowa tallied 11 individual wins to beat in-state foe Northern Iowa 197- 104 for the Hawkeyes’ first meet victory under head coach Nathan Mundt in the 2023-24 home season-opening matchup.
The Hawkeyes hit the road on Friday, Nov. 10 to take on the Cornhuskers at 4 p.m. (CT) in Lincoln, Nebraska, inside Devaney Natatorium. The dual will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).