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