Height: 5′ 7″
Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Trains: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Education: Virginia Tech (2015, Architecture, Industrial Design)
Club: Fort Lauderdale Dive Team
Coach: Dave Burgering
National Team: 2012, 2015
Ryan is the son of Douglas and Robin Hawkins and has one sister, Heather. Ryan started out as a swimmer but switched to diving at the age of 10 after watching the divers at practice everyday. He currently trains two hours a day, five days a week. When he isn’t training, Ryan likes to be outdoors and is working towards a career in architecture. His favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and he is a big fan of Jack Laugher. Ryan’s favorite dive is a 5332D.
- 2-time 4A North Carolina state champion in 1-meter
- Took home the bronze medal with Logan Shinholser in the 2012 FINA Grand Prix synchronized platform event
- In 2014 competed in the ACC Championships with a 3rd place finish in both the 1-meter and 3-meter
- Collected a silver medal in the synchronized platform with Zach Cooper in the 2015 USAD Synchronized Nationals