Tour Earns Big Ten Honor

Dec. 14, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa– Iowa senior Katarina Tour has been named Big Ten Swimmer of the week after an outstanding performance against Iowa State this past Friday. Tour helped the Hawkeyes defeat the Cyclones 173-108 as part of the seventh-annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series.

The Stockholm, Sweden, native finished first in the 100 breast and 100 fly races, posting times of 1:03.00 and 55.56, respectively. With the wins against the Cyclones, Tour now has three first-place finishes in both events this season. Tour was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:42.74) and 400 free relay (3:38.61).

The honor is Tour’s first career weekly conference honor and Iowa’s first Big Ten Swimmer of the Week this season. Verity Hicks was the last Hawkeye to earn conference honors (Dec. 16, 2009).

The Hawkeyes return to the water Jan. 8 at the Tampa Relays. Iowa will compete on the campus of the University of Tampa beginning at 11 a.m. (CT)