University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Claire Park

Class Sr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019-20 — Recorded collegiate-bests off the 1-meter (288.15) against Western Illinois and platform (98.05) at the 2020 Big Ten Championships… placed 30th off the 1-meter (236.65) and 41st off 3-meter (218.65) at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2018-19 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off 1-meter (285.95) and 3-meter (284.05)… placed 43rd off 3-meter (238.90) at NCAA Zones… dove to a career-best 285.95 off the 1-meter and a 284.05 off the 3-meter against Iowa State.

2017-18 — Posted career-best scores off the 1-meter (248.25) and 3-meter (220.55).

High School — Two-time state and conference champion as junior and senior… two-time regional champion… two-time elite all-state honoree… four-time team diving MVP… named the Pleasant Valley Athlete of the Year in 2017… team captain as a senior… three-time all-conference, earning first team as junior and senior and second team as sophomore… four-time first-team all-district and all-metro selection…second-team all-state as a sophomore… finished third at regional meet and fourth at state meet (483.5 points) as a sophomore… led team to a state title in 2014, a runner-up finish in 2015, and a 13th place finish as senior… team also won three conference titles… personal bests are 517.95 (11 dives) and 327.70 (six dives) — both school records… also was a four-year track and field and varsity cheerleading letterwinner… two-time shuttle hurdle state champion and 2016 Drake Relays shuttle hurdle champion… holds the state, high school, and Drake Relays shuttle hurdle record… helped team to state titles in 2015 and 2016…  Honor Roll recipient all four years… two-time MAC All-Academic team selection… recipient of the Crystal Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship… high school swim coaches were Jay Smith, Mike Firth, Dave Kissack, and Caitlyn Schaeffer… diving coach was Bethany Hovland.

Personal — Born Oct. 18, 1998… daughter of Jim and Dottie Park… has two older siblings, James and Jenni… majoring in elementary education.

Park’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-Meter 288.15 Western Illinois 2/7/20
3-Meter 284.05 Iowa State 12/7/18
Platform 98.05 Big Ten Championships 2/22/20