University of Iowa Athletics

Linda Zivat

Hometown Manhattan, Ill.
High School Lincoln-Way West
Previous School Michigan State
Linda Zivat - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Competed in 10 of 12 meets.
  • Ties for third best (9.975) and ninth best (9.925) on vault in program history.
  • Earned Big Ten Tri-Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 1.
  • Captured five vault titles and had eight top-three finishes.
  • Scored four 9.900 or higher and four eight 9.800 or higher on vault.
  • Scored 9.800 or higher in all 10 floor events she competed in.
  • Scored a career-best 9.975 on vault against Minnesota (1/27), placing first in the event.
  • Tied for first place on vault after posting a 9.900 and tied for fourth place on floor after scoring a 9.875 at Ohio State (1/22)
  • Tied her career-best on floor (9.900) at the Wasatch Classic (1/14), tying for fifth place.
  • Finished tied for 11th on vault and tied for 30th on floor in Big Ten’s final rankings.
  • Letterwinner


  •  Competed in 11 meets, tallying three event wins and eight top three finishes
  • Tied for second on vault (9.775) and fifth on floor (9.775) in Hawkeye debut against Eastern Michigan (1/8)
  • Was floor (9.875) runner-up and placed third on vault (9.825) against Texas Woman’s (1/14)
  • Won back-to-back vault titles against Nebraska (9.900) and Penn State (9.875) on Jan. 29 and Feb. 4… also had a career-best 9.900 to tie for third on floor against Penn State (2/4), helping team to a floor school record
  • Scored a career-best 9.925 to win vault title at Iowa State (3/4)… 9.925 score is tied for eighth in school history
  • Tied for fourth on vault at NCAA Regional Final (4/2), scoring a 9.900.

at Michigan State (2020 & 2021) 

  • Missed season because of injury.

High School

  • Trained under Marco Bravo and Jessica Holtz at Phenom Gymnastics
  • Three-year Level 10 competitor… two-time J.O. National Qualifier (2018 & 2019)
  • Crowned the 2019 National Vault Champion at the 2019 J.O. National Championships, also placing sixth all-around and fifth place on floor
  • Placed fourth all-around at the 2019 Region 5 Level 10 Regionals, finishing second on vault and floor and sixth on bars
  • Earned third place all-around at the 2019 Illinois Level 10 State meet, also finishing first on vault and floor and third on bars.


  • Born March 7, 2001
  • Daughter of Paul and Kelly Zivat
  • Has an older brother, Tommy
  • Majoring in communications.

Career Bests

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.975 vs. Minnesota 1/27/23
Floor 9.900 2x, last at Wasatch Classic 1/14/23