Hawk Item — Ranks fifth in the UI record books off the 3-meter (366.90) and sixth off 1-meter (341.55).
2016-17 — Posted a collegiate-best performance off the 1-meter (350.93) and season-best performances off the 3-meter (361.55) and platform (239.70)… posted an NCAA Zone Diving standard off 1-meter and 3-meter… led the team off the 3-meter…. placed 14th off the 1-meter (624.75) and 3-meter (672.75) at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… named the Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week on Oct. 5… placed 20th off the 3-meter at the Big Ten Championships (326.50)… honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten… named to Dean’s List during spring semester.
2015-16 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving Standards on the 1-meter (341.55) and 3-meter (366.90)… led the team on the 3-meter and had second-best 1-meter score… advanced to 1-meter and 3-meter finals at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, finishing 14th off 3-meter (323.65) and 18th (293.05) on 1-meter… had a prelim score of 342.75 in 3-meter… finished 16th on the 1-meter (283.75) at the Big Ten Championships… won the 3-meter competition in dual against Western Illinois (2/5)… honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… named to UI’s Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters.
2014-15 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks on the 1-meter and 3-meter… led team on the 1-meter after diving to a collegiate-best score of 325.88 against Minnesota (10/31)… top score off the 3-meter (353.10) ranked second on the team and sixth all-time… is tied-eighth all-time off the 1-meter… dove to eight top-5 finishes, including a pair of wins against Western Illinois off the 1-meter (299.80) and 3-meter (353.10)… named Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2013-14 — Recorded an NCAA Zone Diving standard in the one-meter springboard (314.00)… dove to a personal-best 314.30 at NCAA Zone Diving on the one-meter, placing 19th… recorded a collegiate best in the three-meter (308.50) at Big Ten Championships and platform (197.05) at the Hawekeye Invitational… dove to three second place finishes… letterwinner.
High School — All-America and all-state selection as a senior after winning the Illinois State Meet with 447.25 points… three-time Intercity Diving champion… sectional champion as a junior, conference champion as a senior… finished 23rd at the state meet as a junior and 28th as a sophomore… was the conference runner-up as a sophomore and junior before winning title as a senior… led team to three conference championships and a third, eighth and fifth place state team finish… holds school records in six dives (292.55) and 11 dives (510.75)… personal bests are 292.55 (1-meter/6 dives), 514.05 (1-meter/11 dives) and 515.90 (3-meter/11 dives)… member of the honor roll all four years… coaches were Michelle Meyer (high school) and Phil Hoffmann (club).
Personal — Born April 7, 1995, in Bloomington, Ill… son of Brendan and Joy Heffner… has three siblings, Alexandria, Jaxon and Trey… majoring in journalism and mass communication.
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