Iowa Earns Pair of Verbals From Paige Hanley, Macy Rink


NEW COMMITS: The University of Iowa has received two verbal commitments from Paige Hanley and Macy Rink, both of whom will join the Hawkeyes as members of the class of 2023.

Paige Hanley


Photo Courtesy: Paige Hanley

Hanley does her club swimming with Orinda Aquatics and has her Winter Juniors cut in the 100 breast. The Orinda, Calif. native capped off her summer season as a top-15 finisher in both breaststroke distances at the Western Zone Senior Championships. She also competed at the Carlsbad Speedo Sectionals and placed 22nd in the 100 breast (1:05.37).

Also competing for Campolindo High School, Hanley has finaled in the 100 breast all three seasons at the CIF North Coast Section Championships. As a junior, she registered a sixth-place showing with a lifetime best of 1:03.62. She finished 16th (1:06.53, 1:07.62) as a freshman and sophomore, respectively.

She told Swimming World:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and further my education at the University Of Iowa. I instantly fell in love with the school last winter, and strived to make my dream of going there a reality. I want to say a special thanks to my family, friends, and coaches for supporting me.I love the energy of the team & coaches, and can not wait to join the Hawkeyes! Go Hawks!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:03.62
  • 200 breast – 2:25.27
  • 50 free – 25.54
  • 100 free – 55.37

Macy Rink


Photo Courtesy: Monte Rink

A native of Bloomington, Ill., Rink swims year-round with Bloomington Normal Swim Club and has achieved the Winter Juniors standard in the 200 free. She concluded her long course season with four personal bests at the NCSA Championships. Rink earned the bronze in the 200m free (2:07.80) at the Pleasant Prairie Speedo Sectionals in March and finaled in four events at the 2018 Illinois Senior Championships.

Also representing Bloomington High School, Rink is a three-time IHSA State Championship finalist. The NISCA All-Amerian finished fifth in the 200 free (1:50.38) and 12th in the 100 free (52.08) as a junior. She swam to 12th in the 200 free (1:54.29) during her sophomore campaign.

She told Swimming World:

“I am so excited to continue my academic and swim career as a Hawkeye! As well as being a great academic institution, The University of Iowa has a great swim program and an amazing team atmosphere. GO HAWKS!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.17
  • 100 free – 50.94
  • 200 free – 1:49.40
  • 500 free – 5:03.03
  • 100 fly – 57.66

Both swimmers will add valuable depth to the Hawkeyes’ roster when they arrive in Iowa City in the fall of 2019. Under head coach Marc Long, Iowa finished 11th at last season’s Big Ten Championships.