IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa swimming and diving freshmen Scarlet Martin and Sabina Kupcova and sophomore Makayla Hughbanks swept the Big Ten weekly honors, winning the Swimmer, Freshman and Diver of Week, respectively, the conference announced Wednesday.
Martin posted two individual wins against Iowa State last Friday, taking home gold in the 100 fly with a B-cut time of 53.45 — the fourth fastest performance in program history — Martin and in the 200 fly (1:59.93) — sixth all-time at Iowa. The Coralville, Iowa, native also swam the third leg of the winning 200 medley that clocked in at 1:40.27 – the eighth all-time fastest in program history — and the second leg of the 400 free that won in 3:21.88.
Hughbanks won both the one- and three-meter springboards, scoring 18 points for the Hawkeyes with final diving scores of 294.70 (1-meters) and 300.10 (3-meters).
Kupcova also won multiple races against the Cyclones. The Levice, Slovakia, native won both the 100 (50.64) and 200 free (1:48.59), coming in seventh all-time in her 200 performance. Kupcova also swam the anchor leg of the winning 400 free relay (3:21.88).
The Hawkeyes have a month-long break from competition before hosting Illinois on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 13-14.