Name: Michael Hixon
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5-8
DOB: 7/16/1994
Hometown: Amherst, Mass.
College: Indiana University (2018), University of Michigan (grad school)
College Major: Economic Consulting (undergrad), pursuing an MBA
Team/Club: Unattached
Coach(es): Mike Hilde
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games: silver (synchronized 3-meter), 10th (individual 3-meter)
  • Tokyp 2020 Olympic Games, silver (synchronized 3-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2019: 7th (3-meter), 8th (synchronized 3-meter), 17th (1-meter)
  • 2017: 5th (1-meter), 20th (3-meter), 6th (synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2015: Bronze (1-meter), 13th (3-meter)
  • 2013: 5th (synchronized 3-meter)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2010: Bronze (3-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 World Cup team member
  • 2019 Pan American Games team member (bronze, synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2016, 2018 World Cup team member (finalist on 3-meter)
  • Two-time World Junior Championships medalist (1-meter bronze in 2012, synchronized 3-meter silver in 2010)
  • 2014 NCAA champion on 1-meter and 3-meter while competing at the University of Texas
  • Five-time national champion (two 1-meter, one 3-meter, two synchronized 3-meter)
  • Four-time Junior Pan American Championships medalist (2011: gold, 3-meter; bronze 1-meter; 2009: bronze, 1-meter and 3-meter)
  • Nine-time junior national champion
Personal: Son of Mandy and David Hixon...Has an older brother, Matthew...Michael started diving when he was 7 years old...His mom dove at Ohio State and was the diving coach at the University of Massachusetts...She coached Michael until he began his college career...Michael’s dad was the long-time basketball coach at Amherst College...His favorite dive is 407C (inward 3 1/2 somersaults, tuck)...Michael enjoys the NFL, NBA, and reading...If he could meet anyone, it would be Barack Obama...Michael majored in economic consulting at Indiana University and is pursuing an MBA at Michigan