IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Laulauga Tausaga was named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week by the conference office Wednesday.
Tausaga won the discus at the Sun Angel Classic last weekend, recording a 61.74-meter (202-7) throw that leads the NCAA, ranks seventh in the world, and set a new school record. She added another win in the hammer throw, throwing 60.32 meters (197-11), a mark that ranks second all-time at Iowa and fifth this season in the Big Ten.
The weekly conference honor is the third of Tausaga’s career. She shared the award this week with Michigan State’s Sophia Franklin.
Tausaga and the Hawkeyes return to action Saturday, hosting the 20th annual Musco Twilight at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track. Field events start at 4 p.m. (CT). Early running events start at 1:55, and the premier events begin at 4:15 p.m.