University of Iowa Athletics

Sam Tamborski

Class Jr.
Hometown Castle Rock, Colo.
High School Douglas County

Hawk Item — Currently ranks fifth in school history off the 3-meter (355.05) and sixth off the platform (215.80).

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA All-American off the 3-meter springboard… CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American… named Iowa’s Diving MVP… two-time Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 9, Oct. 16)… Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019-20 — NCAA qualifier off the 3-meter… did not compete at the NCAA Championships after the season was canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (294.30) and 3-meter (341.55)… scored in all three events at the Big Ten Championships, finishing seventh off the 3-meter (280.25), 16th off the 1-meter (249.70), and 21st off the platform (191.10)… placed seventh off the 3-meter (630.05) and 24th off the 1-meter at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… ranked second on the team off the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform… captured four dual meet victories on the 3-meter over five different opponents.

2018-19 Honors — Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 12. 2018-19 — NCAA qualifier off the 3-meter, placing 19th at NCAA Championships with a score of 304.55… posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off 1-meter (297.95) and 3-meter (355.05)… placed 11th off 3-meter at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships with 663.45 points to qualify for NCAA Championships… finaled and placed 18th with 519.25 points off 1-meter… finished 10th off the 3-meter (332.35), 21st off 1-meter (265.35), and 24th off platform (215.80) at the Big Ten Championships… dove to collegiate-best off 1-meter and 3-meter against UNI and Western Illniois.

High School — 2018 USA Diving national finalist off 1-meter, 13th place off 3-meter, and tower… Zone champion off 3-meter, 1-meter, and tower… regional champion off 1-meter and 3-meter, 2017 USA Diving national finalist off tower… A League champion 2018… All-American junior and senior year… 2018 Colorado Diver of the Year… 2018 MVP… second place state finisher junior year… academic honors all four years of high school… four year choir singer… National Honors Society Member… diving coach was Adam Pena.

Personal – Born April 18, 2000… daughter of Beth and John Tamborski… open major.

Tamborski’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-Meter 297.95 Western Illinois / Northern Iowa 2/1/19
3-Meter 355.05 Western Illinois / Northern Iowa 2/1/19
Platform 215.80 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/19