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Early Bird 2017
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Mackenzie Willborn
Player Profile:
Mackenzie Willborn 2268553
Position: Diving
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
City/State: Flower Mound, Texas
High School: Edward S. Marcus

Honors: All-ACC Academic (2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)

2016-17: Wrapped up the season by making her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships ... Represented the Blue Devils in the preliminaries of the three-meter and platform diving competitions, taking 23rd and 30th ... Secured her trip to the NCAA Championships with a seventh-place finish on the platform at Zones ... Also reached the one and three-meter finals at Zones, placing 14th and 12th in those events ... Turned in a ninth-place finish in the three-meter preliminaries (291.70) at the ACC Championships ... Also finished in scoring position in the platform (12th) and one-meter (14th) competitions ... Claimed the three-meter event against fourth-ranked NC State (10/29). 

2015-16: Advanced to 1-meter, 3-meter and platform finals in her NCAA Zones debut ... Highest finish was a 12th-place showing on the 3-meter board ... Placed 10th in the 3-meter preliminaries at the ACC Championship ... Also scored for the Blue Devils with 13th-place finishes in the 1-meter and platform competitions ... Bested the field in the 3-meter event in a quad meet against Georgia Tech, Indiana and Michigan (1/16) ... Claimed first on the platform at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Won the 1-meter and 3-meter events three times during the regular season ... Award of 356.70 on the 3-meter board in the season opener against Pitt ranked third on Duke's all-time performance list ... Competed at the 2015 USA Diving Winter National Championships, placing 11th in the 3-meter synchro final ... Advanced to the 3-meter finals at the same meet, coming in 12th ... Placed 21st in the 3-meter preliminaries in her U.S. Olympic Trials debut ... Came in seventh in the women's 3-meter competition at 2016 summer nationals. 

Prior to Duke: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier … Represented U.S. at 2014 FINA Junior World Championships in Penza, Russia … Summer and Winter Nationals finalist on 3-meter springboard … Placed third in the girls 16-18 3-meter competition at 2015 Summer Nationals … Also earned a top-10 finish at the same meet in the senior women's 3-meter event … Took second in 3-meter synchro event at 2014 Junior National Group A competition … Competed for U.S. at 2013 Junior Pan American Games … Four-year letterwinner at Edward S. Marcus High School … Texas state champion as a senior after taking first in the 1-meter event … Became first diver from her school to win a state title … Set school's 11-dive record her final year … NISCA All-American … State silver medalist as a junior … 2009 state vault champion in gymnastics … Also collected a state title in the floor exercise … Member of the National Honor Society. 

Personal: Born Mackenzie Lu Willborn May 15, 1997 in Wheaton, Ill. … Daughter of Shelby and Mark Willborn … Has one brother (Austin). 

Willborn Career Bests:

1-Meter 298.73 4th all-time at Duke
3-Meter 356.70 3rd all-time at Duke
Platform 254.90 6th all-time at Duke

At the NCAA Championships:

2017 23rd, 3-Meter (294.20)
30th, Platform (222.90)


At the ACC Championships:

2016 10th, 3-Meter (313.15)
13th, 1-Meter (279.70)
13th, Platform (230.50)
2017 9th, 3-Meter (291.70)
12th, Platform (220.65)
14th, 1-Meter (253.60)
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