University of Iowa Athletics

#10 Mari Hinkle

Height 5-9
Class Jr.
Hometown Rosemount, Minn.
High School Rosemount
Previous School UCLA
Mari  Hinkle - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a Junior

  • Saw action in all 107 sets
  • Totaled 336 digs
  • Set a career high 29 digs at Ohio State on Nov. 19, 2021
  • Letterwinner

Spring 2021 at UCLA

  • Appeared in only two matches

2019 at UCLA

  • Hinkle had 40 digs, four aces and a kill in 61 sets and 20 matches
  • Recorded five digs and an ace in the NCAA First Round on Dec. 6 versus Notre Dame and two digs and an ace in the NCAA Second Round at No. 5 Wisconsin (Dec. 7)
  • Posted a season-best six digs versus Oregon (Nov. 22)

High School

  • Five-year starter and two-time team captain for the at Rosemount High School under Smokey Vitek
  • Named Under Armour Third-Team All-American, First-Team All-State, First-Team Star Tribune All-Metro, South Suburban All-Conference, Pioneer Press Player of the Year finalist, RHS Most Valuable Player and RHS Defensive POY
  • Named a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace No. 28 and the second-ranked libero
  • Set a new RHS career dig record as a junior in 2017, earning All-Conference and All-State honors
  • Notched section runner-up finish in 2016 … coached by Smokey Vitek …


  • Played club with Mizuno Northern Lights under coaches Adam Beamer and Walt Weaver
  • Helped her team to a second-place finish at the 2019 AAU Nationals, earning All-American Team 18 Open honors
  • Mizuno was first at the USGJNC 17 Open and the MNL Qualifier, as she was named to the USGJNC All-American Team 17 Open.


  • Born Marissa Rae Hinkle in Edina, Minn.
  • Parents are Kim and Todd Hinkle
  • Older sister Jordan played at Wichita State (2011-2013) and helped the Shockers to their first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2012
  • Older brother Chad played baseball at SDSU and Northern State University