Sougstad Named B1G Swimmer of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Emma Sougstad was named Co-Big Ten Swimmer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.  Sougstad shares the weekly honor with Indiana’s Kennedy Goss.
Sougstad tallied two of Iowa’s five individual victories in last Saturday’s dual at No. 16 Minnesota.  She touched first in the 100 breast with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:01.33 — the second-best time in program history.  The Forest City, Iowa, native also posted a win in the 200 IM, clocking in with a time of 2:01.87 — the fifth-best time in school history.  Sougstad swam the second leg of Iowa’s top 200-medley relay team that took second with a time of 1:42.46.
The Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honor is the fourth of Sougstad’s career.  She was tabbed as the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 16, 2014, and Dec. 16 2015, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 1, 2013.  
Sougstad becomes the sixth Hawkeye to earn a weekly conference honor this season, joining senior Brandis Heffner, junior Tereysa Lehnertz, sophomores Jack Smith and Jacintha Thomas, and freshman Hannah Burvill, who were all recognized by the conference on Oct. 5 following their performance in a double dual at Michigan State.
Sougstad and the Hawkeyes are back in the water on Thursday, hosting South Dakota in their home opener at the CRWC Natatorium at 5 p.m. (CT).  Admission is free to the public.