Name: Michael Hixon
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5-8
DOB: 7/16/1994
Hometown: Amherst, Mass.
College: Indiana University (2018)
Team/Club: TriSynerG Diving
Coach(es): Drew Johansen
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games: silver (synchronized 3-meter), 10th (individual 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 is the long-time basketball coach at Amherst College...His favorite dive is 109C (forward 4 1/2 somersaults, tuck)...Michael enjoys the NFL, NBA, and reading...If he could meet anyone, it would be LeBron James...Michael majored in economic consulting at Indiana University...Will begin at MBA program at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2020