University of Iowa Athletics

Sarah Ballard

Class Sr.
Hometown Fishers, Ind.
High School Hamilton Southeastern
Sarah Ballard - Women's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off 1-meter and 3-meter… posted a collegiate-best 319.55 off 3-meter at Hawkeye Invite and a season-best 303.38 off 1-meter at Illinois… placed 13th off 1-meter at B1G Championships (260.05)… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… Dean’s List student (Fall 2023)… letterwinner.

2022-23 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off 1-meter and 3-meter… scored a collegiate-best 319.16 off 3-meter vs. Illinois, which ranked second on the team… posted a season-best 277.45 off of 1-meter vs. Nebraska… won three event titles during the regular season… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2021-22 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off 1-meter and 3-meter… led the team off the 1-meter (306.30) and was second off 3-meter (314.55)… posted a career-high off platform (204.75)… placed 16th off 1-meter (285.95) and 23rd off 3-meter (250.85) at B1G Championships… Dean’s List student (Spring 2022).

2020-21 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (294.15) and 3-meter springboard (308.35)… led team off the 1-meter and ranked second off 3-meter… tied for 20th off the 1-meter at the Big Ten Championships with a 261.55… placed 19th off 3-meter (292.10) and 25th off 1-meter (236.25) at NCAA Zones.


High School — All-American as a junior… four-time state finalist, placing fourth as a sophomore and sixth as a senior… three-time sectional champion as an individual… conference and regional champion as a junior… helped team to a section title as a sophomore… 3-meter Zone champion in summer of 2019… member of Principal’s Advisory Council… high school coach was Andy Pederson… club coaches were Dave McKown, Kristen Hayden, and Courtney Wilder.

Personal — Born Oct. 15, 2001, in Indianapolis, Ind.… daughter of Matt and Andrea Ballard… mother dove collegiately at Indiana University… has three siblings, Hannah, Charlie, and Grace… political science major.

Ballard’s Collegiate Bests

Event Mark Meet Date
1-Meter 306.30 at Illinois 1/15/22
3-Meter 319.55 Hawkeye Invite 12/1/23
Platform 204.75 at B1G Championships 2/19/22

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