University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Jayah Mathews

Class Sr.
Hometown Sydney, New South Wales, Austrailia
High School Brisbane Bayside State College

Hawk Item — Currently ranks second in school history off the 1-meter (330.05) and third off the 3-meter (380.20).

2019-20 Honors — Three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week honoree (Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Dec. 18). 2019-20 — Led the team off both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards with NCAA Zone Diving standards of 324.85 and 362.25… posted eight individual dual meet victories, six on 1-meter and two on 3-meter.

2018-19 Honors — Named Iowa’s Diving Most Valuable Player… three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week on Nov. 21, Dec. 12, and Feb. 6. 2018-19 — NCAA qualifier off the 1-meter and 3-meter… placed 26th at the NCAA Championships with a score of 268.90 off the 1-meter and 29th off 3-meter (281.55)… posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off 1-meter (330.05) and 3-meter (380.20)… placed fourth off 1-meter (577.75) and 10th off 3-meter (664.45) at NCAA Zones to qualify for NCAA Championships… posted two top-nine finishes at Big Ten Championships… placed fourth off 3-meter (353.10) and ninth off 1-meter (305.75)… led the team in both the 1-meter and 3-meter.

2017-18 Honors — Named the Diving MVP after being an NCAA qualifier as a freshman… Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 1… Big Ten Diver of the Week on Feb. 7. 2017-18 — NCAA qualifier off the 1-meter… placed 47th at NCAA Championships with a score of 244.00… finished ninth off the 1-meter (568.00) at the NCAA Zone D Championships to qualify for NCAAs… also was 16th off the 3-meter (601.80)… led the team off the 3-meter and was second off 1-meter.

High School — Competed on the 2016 and 2017 Australian National Team… also a part of the 2016 Australian Junior World Championship Team… member of the 2014 National Australian Junior Squad and 2014 Australian FINA Junior World Championship team… competed at the 2015 Australian Nex Gen Commonwealth Games Squad… placed second on the 3-meter at the 2016 Australian Open Championships/Rio Olympic Trials… was second off 3-meter and 3-meter synchro in Russia at 2016 Australian Junior Diving Championships… finished third on 3-meter mixed synchro and fourth on 3-meter at the 2017 Australian Open Championships… placed fourth on 3-meter at 2016 FINA Grand Prix Gold Coast… was fifth off 1-meter at the 2014 World Junior Diving Championships in Russia… placed fifth off 3-meter at 2016 World Junior Diving Championships in Russia.

Personal — Born April 15, 1999, in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia… daughter of Keryl and Ken Mathews… has an older brother, Kurtis… majoring in criminology, law and justice.

Mathews’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1-Meter 330.05 Wisconsin / Northwestern 1/19/19
3-Meter 380.20 Western Illinois / Northern Iowa 2/1/19