Iowa Items --
two-time All-American... two-time Big Ten Champion... set school records in indoor shot put and weight throw, and outdoor shot put and discus.
2018 -- Indoor -
set school records in shot put at Tyson Invite (54-2, 16.51m) and weight throw at Big Ten Championships (65-8 3/4, 20.03m)... placed eighth in weight throw at Big Ten Championships (65-8 3/4, 20.03m)... won shot put with a then-school record mark of 52-6 1/2 (16.01m) and weight throw at Black & Gold Premier (62-10, 19.15m)... placed second in shot put (54-2, 16.51m) and weight throw (64-3 1/4, 19.59m) at Tyson Invite... Outdoor -
placed fourth in shot put (56-10 3/4, 17.34m) and discus (183-11, 56.07m) at NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in both events... set school records in shot put (56-10 3/4, 17.34m) and discus (196-4, 59.86m)... two-time Big Ten Champion, winning titles in shot put (55-1 1/2, 16.80m) and discus (191-7, 58.39m)... Drake Relays shot put champion (55-1 1/2, 16.890m)... named Big Ten field event athlete of the week after winning discus (196-4, 59.86m) and shot put (53-6 1/4, 16.31) at Battle on the Bayou... placed fourth in discus (191-0, 58.22m) and sixth in shot put (54-1 3/4, 16.50m) at NCAA West Preliminary... placed second in hammer throw (178-7, 54.43m) at Willie Williams Classic, which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed second in discus (196-2, 59.79m) and seventh in shot put (52-5 1/4, 15.98m) at Long Beach Invite... letterwinner.
2017 -- Indoor -
posted season-best shot put at Meyo Invite (48-5 1/4, 14.76m)... placed second in shot put at Iowa Open (48-2 1/2, 14.69m), second at Border Battle (47-10 1/2, 14.59m), fourth at Larry Wieczorek Invite (46-6, 14.17m) and 16th at Big Ten Championships (46-4, 14.12m)... Outdoor -
first team All-American, placing seventh in discus at NCAA Championships (182-9, 55.71m)... set then-school record in discus, placing third at NCAA West Preliminary (194-9, 59.37)... won Big Ten discus title (180-5, 55.00m) and placed fourth at Florida Relays (184-1, 56.10m)... also led team in shot put, throwing a season-best 49-6 1/4, 15.09m) at Jim Click Shootout... earned team Outstanding Freshman and Teammate award... letterwinner.
High School --
two-time all-state honoree, placing second at state meet as senior and third as a junior... two-time field female athlete of the year and three-time field female athlete of the month honoree... four-time conference champion, all-district honoree and team MVP... set school records in shot put and discus... also played volleyball and basketball... coached by Roberto Rios and Jorge Reyes.
born May 22, 1998... daughter of Aveaomalo Tausaga... communications major.
|Tausaga's Collegiate Bests
|Shot Put (O)
||56-10 3/4 (17.34m)
||at NCAA Championships
|Weight Throw (I)
||65-8 3/4 (20.03m)
||at B1G Championships
||at Battle on the Bayou