K.J. Heger
K.J. Heger
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rockford, Ill.

High School:
Guilford

Height:
5-9

Position:
Diving

Major:
Kinesiology

05/15/2014

Panthers Honor Finest Student-Athletes At Golden Panther Awards Ceremony

Pliner, Jenkyns claim senior athlete honors

04/15/2014

Panthers Announce Postseason Awards

Swimming & diving teams honor standouts at postseason banquet

03/19/2014

Heger, Yontz Claim UWM/U.S. Army National Guard/ROTC Athlete of the Month Honors

Duo stood out in February

03/16/2014

Panther Duo Competes At NCAA Zone Diving Championships

Heger advances to finals on 1-meter board

03/01/2014

Milwaukee Finishes Strong At League Championships

Heger/Hill repeats as Diver/Diving Coach of the Year

PRONUNCIATION: HEG-er

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2013-14: Had an incredible junior campaign, capped by finishing 13th on platform, 18th on one-meter and 36th on three-meter at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships ... repeated as the Horizon League Diver of the Meet at the league championships ... earned second-straight league title on the three-meter board and finished runner-up on the one-meter at the Horizon League Championships ... was named Horizon League Diver of the Week after breaking the UWM three-meter record and winning both boards with NCAA Zone-qualifying scores at the season-opening meet against Grand Valley State Oct. 19 ... repeated as league diver of the week one week later after winning both boards at Wright State Oct. 26 ... named league diver of the week Nov. 5 after winning both boards in convincing fashion at UIC ... again named Horizon League Diver of the Week after breaking the Panther platform record with a second-place finish, taking third on the one-meter and ninth on the three-meter at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 6-8 ... earned league diver of the week honors after winning both boards against IUPUI and at Chicago, breaking the school one-meter record at Chicago Jan. 18 ... repeated as league diver of the week after winning both boards at the UIC Diving Invite Jan. 25 ... was league diver of the week Feb. 4 after sweeping both boards against Green Bay ... capped the regular season by being named league diver of the week after winning the three-meter and finishing runner-up on the one-meter against Wisconsin Feb. 7 ... in all, named league diver of the week after all eight weeks competing on the year, taking first a whopping 17 times and broke all three diving records on the year.

2012-13: Continued to raise the bar by breaking his own school record on the three-meter board with a first-place finish at the Horizon League Championships, setting the new standard at 362.80 points ... also took the top spot on one-meter and was named Diver of the Meet at the league championships ... at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, placed 13th on platform, 20th on one-meter and 21st on three-meter ... posted seven NCAA Zone Scores on the season despite battling injury ... won all three boards and was named diver of the week in season debut at Wisconsin ... finished fourth on the one-meter and 11th on three-meter next time out and again was named league diver of the week at Iowa Hawkeye Invitational ... in all, won six times on the season and was runner-up an additional four times.

2011-12: Burst onto the scene as a freshman, taking third on the three-meter and sixth on the one-meter board at the Horizon League Championships to help the team to its third-straight title ... posted NCAA Zone scores on both boards at the league meet ... took first on both boards in collegiate debut to help UWM to its first win over Wisconsin in program history in season-opener Oct. 7 ... won the three-meter and was third on the one-meter against Grand Valley State Oct. 15 ... was named Horizon League Diver of the Week after recorded three wins and adding a second-place finish in wins over Ball State and Wright State Oct. 28-29 ... repeated as Horizon League Diver of the Week after topping the field on the three-meter and finishing runner-up on the one-meter at UIC Nov. 5 ... finished seventh on the three-meter and eighth on the one-meter at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 2-4 ... also dove from the platform once on the season at the Hawkeye Invite, taking ninth ... earned Horizon League Diver of the Week honors after posting NCAA Zone scores with a pair of second-place finishes on both boards, broking the UWM record on the three-meter that had stood for nearly 20 years ... broke his own school record with a second-place finish on the three-meter and took fourth on the one-meter in a big win over Green Bay Feb. 4 ... in all, tallied 18 top-five performances as a freshman, including eight wins.

High School: Placed fifth at the Illinois state meet as a senior ... was an All-American diver and was the NIC-10 conference champion.

Personal: Son of Karl and Ute Heger ... full name is Karl Jakob Heger Jr ... chose UWM because he really liked the facilities and the campus ... both his dad (Missouri) and brother (UIC) were college divers ... lists placing fifth at state meet and being named a high school All-American as most memorable sports experiences ... career goals include winning a Horizon League Championship ... born June 7, 1993.

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