INDIANAPOLIS — University of Iowa senior Emma Sougstad earned All-America distinction in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Forest City, Iowa, native earned a spot in the “A” final with an eighth-place finish in the prelims with a time of 59.06 seconds. She moved up two spots in the finals, crushing the school record with a 58.79 swim to place sixth.
Sougstad’s previous school record was 59.00, which she swam last season’s NCAA competition. The 58.79 is the fifth-fastest in Big Ten history.
It is Sougstad’s first career All-America honor. She was an honorable mention All-American in the same event as a junior.
Sougstad closes out the NCAA Championships on Saturday, competing in the 200 breaststroke. Iowa will also have Calli Head and Thelma Strandberg competing off the platform.