Tausaga Named B1G Athlete of the Year

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa’s Laulauga Tausaga is the 2019 Big Ten Female Field Athlete of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday.
The honor follows an impeccable season from the Spring Valley, California native. Tausaga earned first place at the NCAA Championships with a personal best and school record throw of 63.26 meters (207-6), becoming a three-time All-American in the event.
The Hawkeye junior also earned first place in the event at the Big Ten Championships and earned Field Athlete of the Championships after capturing her third consecutive title on the Hawkeyes’ home track.
Tausaga is the second Hawkeye to earn the Field Athlete of the Year award, following Jahisha Thomas, who earned the honor in 2018.