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Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Math & Science Academy



  • ACC Female Swimmer of the Week (2015)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2018)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)
  • ACC Top Six for Service Award (2019)

2018-19: Claimed the 100 backstroke at the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational ... Placed third in the 200 backstroke at the Big Al Invitational … Advanced to the 100 and 200 backstroke championship finals at the Tennessee Invitational.

2017-18: Clocked a pair of season-best times in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the ACC Championships. 

2016-17: Earned a 15th-place finish in the 100 backstroke and a 16th-place finish in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championships ... Led off 200 medley relay that broke a Taishoff record against South Carolina (1/14) ... Helped set a program record in the 400 medley relay at the NC State GAC Invite ... Second in the 200 backstroke at the season-opening Virginia Tech quad meet. 

2015-16: Finished 12th overall in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championship after clocking the second-fastest mark in program history during preliminaries ... Also placed 14th in the 100 backstroke and competed on the Blue Devils' 200 and 400 medley relays ... Took down the school record in the 100 backstroke at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/28) ... Helped guide Duke's 200 medley relay to six first-place finishes during the regular season, including at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Won the 100 backstroke in each of her first two collegiate meets ... Also claimed the 200 backstroke in the season opener against Pitt (10/3) to earn ACC Female Swimmer of the Week honors ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100-meter backstroke.

Prior to Duke: Summer and Winter Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier as a member of the St. Croix Swim Club … Participated in 2013 USA Swimming National Select Camp and 2009 Age Group Zone Select Camp … 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke … Completed NCSA Altitude Camp at the Olympic Training Center in 2014 … 2012 NCSA USA Team vs. Japan … NCSA Junior Nationals champion in the 50 backstroke as a junior … Also placed third in the 100 back that year … Helped club team's 200 medley relay take second at the same meet … Minneapolis Grand Prix finalist her junior and sophomore seasons … Minnesota girls 15-16 record holder in the 200 backstroke LCM … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Mickayla Lee Hinkle Oct. 1, 1996 in Stillwater, Minn. … Daughter of Aline and Keith Hinkle.

Hinkle Career Bests:
100 Free: 52.82
100 Back: 53.04 ... 2nd all-time at Duke
200 Back: 1:56.35 ... 2nd all-time at Duke

At the ACC Championships:
2016: 6th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:38.10
           6th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:38.31
           12th, 200 Back ... 1:56.70
           14th, 100 Back ... 53.67
2017: 15th, 100 Back ... 53.42
           16th, 200 Back ... 1:57.94

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