Sougstad Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Oct. 1, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman swimmer Emma Sougstad was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. The honor is the first of Sougstad’s career.

Sougstad, competing in her first collegiate dual at Michigan on Sept. 27, won the 50-yard freestyle, touching out in 23.84. The Forest City, Iowa, native also tallied second place finishes in the 200-yard IM (2:05.87) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.51). In the freestyle relay, Sougstad swam the anchor leg for the Hawkeyes, finishing in 3:32.51. She rounded out the meet by placing third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:45.92), in which she swam the second leg.

Sougstad was also a member of a relay that bested a previous World Record time in the mixed 200-meter freestyle relay during the Michigan Water Carnival. Sougstad, along with teammates Jackson Allen, Gianni Sesto, and Allie Orvis posted a time of 1:40.26. Michigan took down the old record, finishing in 1:36.78.

Sougstad is the first Hawkeye to earn the honor since Becky Stoughton took home the accoloade on Jan. 31, 2013.

The Hawkeyes return to the pool Friday, Oct. 11, when they host their annual intrasquad meet.