University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Morgan Rafferty

Class Sr.
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley

Hawk Item — Finished her career with the eighth-best time in school history off the 3-meter springboard (322.50).

2017-18 Honors — Recipient of the Alison Pennington Haddon Strength of Character Award… CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.  2017-18 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (288.70) and 3-meter (308.35)… placed 31st off the 1-meter (236.70) and 37th off the 3-meter (248.40) at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… ranked third on the team off the 3-meter.

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2016-17 — Dove to a collegiate-best performance off the 3-meter (322.50) and a season-best off the 1-meter (292.05)… posted NCAA Zone Diving standards in both events… led the team off the 3-meter and was second off 1-meter… was 24th off 3-meter at Big Ten Championships… finished 22nd off 1-meter and 27th off 3-meter at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.

2015-16 Honors — Honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Diver of the Week on Dec. 16… named Iowa women’s diving’s MVP. 2015-16 — Dove to NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (396.02) and 3-meter (309.98) — both career-bests… led the team off the 1-meter and was second on team off 3-meter… led the team off 1-meter in six meets; off three-meter in five meets.

2014-15 Honors — Dean’s List honoree during fall and spring semesters… letterwinner. 2014-15 — Dove collegiate-best scores on the 1-meter (245.05), 3-meter (229.80), and platform (172.70).

High School — All-state honoree as a junior… three-time all-conference and all-district selection… team captain as a senior… placed fourth in state as a senior, third as junior and sixth as sophomore… led team to a pair of state runner-up (2010, 2011) and third place (2012, 2013) finishes… helped team to four conference championships… best 11-dive total is 468.4, which is a Valley High School record… also holds the pool record at Lincoln High School for six dives… won a 2012 event at Coe College in the 1-and-3 meter in 2012… was runner-up at a competition at Grinnell College in 1-and-3 meter… team captain in synchronized swimming as junior and senior… National Honor Society… honor roll all four years… coached by Shawn Deboef, Steve Davis, and Alix Lifka-Reselman… club coach was Jeff Stein.

Personal — Born May 7, 1996… daughter of Bob and Dawn Rafferty… has two siblings, John and Faith… majoring in actuarial science.

Rafferty’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-meter 296.02 at Iowa State 12/11/15
3-meter 322.50 Western Illinois/UNI 2/4/17
Platform 172.70 Western Illinois 2/5/15