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

2022-23 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off the 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… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2021-22 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying standards off the 1-meter and 3-meter… led the team off the 1-meter (306.30) and was second of 3-meter (314.55)… had a career-high off platform (204.74)… won three event titles during the regular season… scored at the Big Ten Championships in two events, placing 16th off the 1-meter (285.95) and 23rd off 3-meter (250.85) at the Big Ten 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… was a 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 319.16 vs. Illinois 1/14/23
Platform 204.75 at Big Ten Championships 2/19/22

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