Swalley Named B1G Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman swimmer Olivia Swalley was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. The honor is the first of Swalley’s career.

Competing in the second dual of the season at Vanderbilt, Swalley swam four events for the Hawkeyes, placing first three times and second as a part of the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.62. In the 100 breaststroke, the Johnston, Iowa, native placed first (1:02.16), posting the ninth fastest time in program history. The freshman also posted Iowa’s seventh fastest 200 breaststroke in 2:17.41. Her final solo performance was a win in the 200 individual-medley (2:03.26).

The Hawkeyes hit the road again on Friday, Nov. 10 as they take on the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska, inside Devaney Natatorium at 4 p.m. (CT). The dual will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).