NORFOLK, Va. — Two University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving student-athletes — seniors Emma Sougstad and Calli Head — were named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Women’s Division I All-America team.
The All-Americans are selected on the basis of their finish at the NCAA Championships and membership with the CSCAA. The top eight individuals and relay members in each event earned first-team recognition, while those finishing ninth through 16th were honorable mention All-Americans.
Sougstad earned the second distinction of her Hawkeye career following her sixth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. The Forest City, Iowa, native posted a school-record time of 58.79 seconds to garner first-team honors. The time is fifth-fastest all-time in the Big Ten record books.
As a junior, Sougstad was an honorable mention All-American in the 100-yard breaststroke. She was a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in her Hawkeye career.
Head garnered her first career All-America honor off the platform in the diving well. The Fox Point, Wisconsin, native finished sixth overall with a 280.45 score. Head, a three-time NCAA qualifier, finished her career as the co-school record holder off the platform with a 312.20.
Head is Iowa’s first All-American off the platform since Laura Maldonado in 1999.
Head and Sougstad’s NCAA performance helped the Hawkeyes tally 26 team points, putting Iowa in 26th place in the final team standings.