University of Iowa Athletics

Makayla Hughbanks

Class Jr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf
Makayla Hughbanks - Women's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2022-23 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards and team-leading marks off the 1-meter (311.55) and 3-meter (355.40)… those marks rank eighth and fifth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… tallied eight individual wins during the season (five on 3-meter and three on 1-meter)… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022, Spring 2023)… letterwinner.

2021-22 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off the 1-meter… scored team’s third highest 1-meter (277.20)… scored team’s fourth highest 3-meter (266.18) and platform (161.95)… placed 34th in preliminary rounds at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships with 232.65… second-team CSCAA Scholar All-American honoree… Dean’s List student (Fall 2021, Spring 2022).


High School — First-team all-state as a senior… three-time all-conference selection… state champion at the 2020 state meet… three-time Mississippi Athletic Conference champion… holds varsity six and 11 dive records at Bettendorf High School… National Honor Society… academic honors all four years… also was in competitive tumbling at Elite Twisters Fire… high school coach was Mary Doeder.

Personal — Aug. 29, 2003, in Geneseo, Ill…. daughter of Lyndsay and Joe O’Brien (stepfather) and Jeff Hughbanks… has three older siblings, Rylan Hughbanks and Tristan and Tylar O’Brien… enterprise leadership major.

Hughbanks’ Collegiate Bests

Event Mark Meet Date
1-Meter 312.60 vs. UNI 10/6/23
3-Meter 355.40 Hawkeye Invite 12/2/22
Platform 161.9 at Georgia Tech Invite 11/20/21