INDIANAPOLIS — Senior Emma Sougstad capped her University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving career with a school-record performance in the 200-yard breaststroke during Saturday morning’s prelims at the NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium.
The Forest City, Iowa, native finished with a time of 2:10.47 to place 23rd overall in the event. Sougstad’s previous record was 2:10.62, which she swam in February at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Indiana.
During her final NCAA Championships, Sougstad earned first-team All-America honors in the 100 breast. She crushed the school record, finishing with a time of 58.79 seconds. She also placed 32nd in the 200 IM in 1:58.50.
Sougstad finishes her Iowa career as a two-time All-American (she was honorable mention in 2016 in the 100 breast) and as the school record-holder in nine events.
She holds the program’s top times individually in the 50 free (22.63), 100 breast (58.79), 200 breast (2:10.47), 100 fly (53.30), and 200 IM (1:57.55) and as part of the 200-freestyle relay (1:30.96), 400-freestyle relay (3:18.83), 200-medley relay (1:38.99), and 400-medley relay (3:36.71).
The Hawkeyes currently have 13 points, sitting 29th in the team standings.
Iowa wraps up the NCAA Championships with two divers — senior Calli Head and freshman Thelma Strandberg — competing off the platform.