Swimming & Diving

Brandon Makinson
Brandon Makinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alberta, Canada

High School:
National Sport School

Height:
6-0

Event:
Diving



07/18/2013

Swimming & Diving Honored For Academic Excellence

The Tech men posted the nation's 10th-best GPA last semester

04/29/2013

Yellow Jacket Student-Athletes Set To Participate In Graduation Ceremonies

Sixty-four individuals associated with Georgia Tech athletics will participate May 3-4 in Spring Commencement

04/29/2013

Yellow Jacket Student-Athletes Set To Participate In Graduation Ceremonies

Sixty-four individuals associated with Georgia Tech athletics will participate May 3-4 in Spring Commencement

04/24/2013

Nine Jackets Named To All-ACC Academic Team

Senior Brandon Makinson is a four-time honoree

02/27/2013

ACC Men's Swimming Championship Opens Wednesday Night

The Jackets are set to improve on last year's sixth-place finish

01/15/2012

GT vs. Florida State and NC State

Photos by Sam Morgan

Photo Gallery

• 2009-10 NCAA Participant (3-meter dive)
• 2010-11 NCAA Participant (1-meter, 3-meter dive)
• 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials qualifier (3-meter)
• Member of the 2009-10 ACC All-Academic Team
• Named to the 2009-10 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Member of the 2010-11 ACC All-Academic Team
• Named to the 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Member of the 2011-12 ACC All-Academic Team

In Tech's Record Books:
• 1-meter Dive (1st), 375.25
• 3-meter Dive (1st), 408.10

As A Junior in 2011-12: As A Junior: Was 10th in the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championship (717.45 points), with a 354.35 score in the finals after a 363.10 in the preliminaries... Was 13th on the 1-meter at the Zone Championship with a total score of 612.25... Finished 12th on the 3-meter at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Trials... Earned All-ACC honors after a silver-medal performance on the 1-meter, breaking the school record with a score of 375.25... Was 12th at the ACC Championship on the 1-meter (335.65) and 17th on the platform with a career-high score of 286.75... Won 10 individual events (five 1-meter wins and five 3-meter wins)... Won both the 1- and 3-meter competitions four times -- versus Georgia, versus Penn State, versus Clemson and Western Kentucky, versus Emory... His season-high on the 3-meter of 396.68 came versus Penn State.

As A Sophomore In 2010-11: Earned a spot at the NCAA Championships after an eighth place finish at the Zone B Diving Championships ... Set two new school records at the ACC Championships in the 1 and 3-meter dives ... Named to the All-ACC Team for the 3-meter dive ... Finished 35th in the 1-meter dive with a score of 251.85 and 25th in the 3-meter dive finishing with 324.90 points at the NCAA Championships ... Punched ticket to the national meet with a 14th place finish in the 1-meter dive (630.40 points - 303.90 prelim, 326.5 final), an eighth place finish in the 3-meter dive (743.00 points - 361.30 prelim, 381.7 final) and a 20th place finish in the platform dive (239.10 points) ... Earned All-ACC honors for his third place and school record score of 408.10 in the three meter dive ... took home fifth place honors and set the school record in the 1-meter dive with a score of 360.35 ... netted a career best score of 245.95 on the platform dive at the ACC Championships finishing 15th ... Earned 13 first place finishes during the 2010-11 season, seven in the 1-meter and six in the 3-meter dive.

As A Freshman In 2009-10: Earned an 11th place finish in the three meter dive at the NCAA Zone B Diving Meet coming in with a point total of 637.45 (307.95 preliminary, 329.50 Final) ... Was the top finisher for the Yellow Jackets in the one meter dive (322.80) taking tenth and in the three meter dive (334.05) earning 11th place at the ACC Championships ... Took 17th in the ACC Championships in the Platform dive competition with a total of 228.25 points ... Took second in the three meter dive setting a personal best point total of 389.60 vs. Virgina Tech and Florida State ... With a 12th place finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational set a personal best in the platform dive (240.90) ... Recorded a personal best total in the one meter vs. Florida coming in second with a point total of 325.95.

High School: Eight-year letterwinner under coach Igor Kopecky ... Holds the three-meter record (513.85) set at the Alberta Summer Provincials ... Competed in the 2008 Winter Senior Nationals, 2008 Alberta Summer Provincials, Dive Calgary Electric 2008, Winter Senior Nationals 2009, Alberta Winter Provincials 2009 and Alberta Summer Provincials 2009 ... Was on honor roll throughout high school and in the Grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music Honors Program.

Personal: Born Brandon Alexander Makinson on March 1, 1991, in Calgary, Alberta ... Son of Michael and Bonnie Makinson ... Brother of Meryl ... Hobbies include skiing, water sports and video games ... Majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

Makinson's Career Top Scores(through 2011-12 season)
EVENT SCORE LOCATION
1-meter dive 375.25 2012 ACC Championships
3-meter dive 408.10 2011 ACC Championships
Platform dive 286.75 2012 ACC Championships

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