University of Iowa Athletics

Samantha Wagner

Class Sr.
Hometown Marion, Iowa
High School Linn-Mar

2015-16 — Had season-bests of 249.05 (1-meter) and 234.75 (3-meter)… 3-meter score was a career-best… recipient of the Alison Pennington Haddon Strength of Character Award… Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar selection… named to UI’s Dean’s List in both the fall and spring semesters.

2014-15 — Participated in six meets from the 1-meter in 2015… dove to a pair of top-10 finishes… named Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List honoree during spring semester… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Recorded a collegiate-best and NCAA Zone Diving Standard in the 1-meter springboard (265.50) against Western Illinois… posted collegiate-best on the 3-meter springboard (208.12) at Iowa State… registered one top-five finish… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Posted collegiate best scores in the 1-meter (241.50) and 3-meter (207.53) vs. Western Illinois… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time first team all-metro selection… first team all-conference as a senior… named the KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week on Sept. 2, 2011… two-time recipient of her team’s “Most Valuable Athlete”… finished seventh at the state meet as a senior, ninth as a junior, 14th as a sophomore and 11th as a freshman… three-time regional champion… placed second at conference as a junior before winning the MVC title as a senior… holds school records in the six (262.80) and 11 (418.11) dives… completed in gymnastics for 10 years, where he was an all-around state champion and a regional qualifier… National Honor Society… coached by Meghan Sievertsen.

Personal — Born Sept. 26, 1993 in Gillette, Wyoming… daughter of Nick and Mandie Wagner… father is an Iowa State Representative… has a younger brother, Grant… majoring in biomedical engineering.

Wagner’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-meter 265.60 Western Illinois 2/7/14
3-meter 234.75 at Purdue 11/6/15