IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Emma Sougstad’s performance at the NCAA Championships made her one of the Big Ten Conference’s best.
When the Forest City, Iowa, native placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.79 on March 17 she broke her own Iowa school record, but she also climbed into the top five all-time in the Big Ten annals.
Sougstad’s swim made her the fifth-fastest performer in conference history.
Sougstad was a jack-of-all-trades competitor for the Hawkeyes over the past four seasons and she left her legacy on the program. The three-time NCAA qualifier earn first-team All-America honors in 2017 in the 100-yard breaststroke a year after being an honorable-mention All-American in the same event.
Her name is littered throughout the Iowa record books as her career comes to a close. She hold 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).