Honors: ACC Women's Diver of the Week (12/5/17) … All-ACC Academic (2016, 2018, 2019) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2018)
2018-19: Earned a return trip to the national stage with a fifth-place platform finish at Zones ... Also a Zones finalist in one-meter diving ... Earned career-best finishes by placing fifth on the three-meter springboard and platform at the ACC Championships ... Award of 267.30 in platform preliminaries at the conference championship moved her up to fourth on Duke's all-time performance list ... Claimed the three-meter event against UNCW (1/12) ... Named the ACC Women's Diver of the Week Dec. 3 after wrapping up the Tennessee Invitational as Duke's top finisher in two of the three events … Claimed the three-meter event, was second on the platform and took third on the one-meter springboard … Won the platform competition and took second on the three-meter board at the Big Al Invitational … Won the three-meter competition in three consecutive meets to start the season, including against No. 11 NC State (10/20) ... At the team's annual awards banquet, recognized with an Above and Beyond Award for her contributions to the program in training and competition.
2017-18: Advanced to event finals in one and three-meter diving at the ACC Championships, placing sixth and eighth, respectively ... Finished just outside finals with a ninth-place showing in the platform preliminaries ... Placed ninth on the three-meter and 11th on the one-meter board at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships to lead all Blue Devil women ... Also reached the Zones platform final, coming in 12th.
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) … Over the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of ACE, traveled to Vietnam to teach academics, sports and life skills at a summer camp to middle school youth.
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:
One-Meter: 298.73 ... 5th all-time at Duke
Three-Meter: 356.70 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
Platform: 267.30 ... 5th all-time at Duke
At the NCAA Championships:
2017: 23rd, Three-Meter ... 294.20
30th, Platform ... 222.90
At the ACC Championships:
2016: 10th, Three-Meter ... 313.15
13th, One-Meter ... 279.70
13th, Platform ... 230.50
2017: 9th, Three-Meter ... 291.70
12th, Platform ... 220.65
14th, One-Meter ... 253.60
2018: 6th, One-Meter ... 282.70
8th, Three-Meter ... 274.00
9th, Platform ... 213.65
2019: 5th, Three-Meter ... 311.55
5th, Platform ... 231.50
t19th, One-Meter ... 228.50