University of Iowa Athletics
IM/Breast/Fly/Free

Emma Sougstad

Class Sr.
Hometown Forest City, Iowa
High School Forest City

Hawk Item — Honorable-mention All-American… three-time NCAA qualifier… Iowa school record-holder in 50 free (22.63), 100 breast (58.76), 200 breast (2:10.47), 100 fly (53.30), 200 IM (1:57.55), and as a member of the 200-free (1:30.96), 400-free (3:18.83), 200-medley (1:38.99), and 400-medley (3:36.71) relays… also ranks seventh in 100 free (50.47)… competed at the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials in 100-meter breast.

2016-17 — CSCAA First Team All-American in 100 breast… NCAA qualifier in 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM… Iowa’s Women’s Swimming MVP… placed sixth in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships with a school-record time of 58.79 seconds — the fifth-fastest time in Big Ten history… placed 23rd with a school-record time of 2:10.47 in the 200 breast and 32nd in 200 IM at NCAA Championships… posted school records in 100 breast, 200 breast, and 100 fly during the season… swam to collegiate-best times in 100 breast (58.79), 200 breast (2:10.47), and 100 fly (53.30)… posted season-best times in 50 free (22.72) and 200 IM (1:57.98)… led team in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 fly, 50 free, and 200 IM… swam an NCAA “A” standard in 1– breast and “B” standards in 200 breast, 100 fly, 50 free, and 200 IM… placed fourth in the 100 breast and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships… also was seventh in 200 breast… member of 200-medley relay  (1:38.99), 400-medley relay  (3:36.71), 200-free relay (1:31.79) and 400-free relays (3:18.83) that finished seventh, seventh, ninth, and ninth, respectively, at Big Tens… 200-medley, 400-medley, and 400-free relays all swam to school records… Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 2 and Dec. 14… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester.

2015-16 — Honorable-mention All-American in 100 breast… NCAA qualifier in three events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM)… led team with school-record times in 50 free (22.63), 100 breast (59.00), 200 breast (2:10.81), and 200 IM (1:57.55)… also part of team-best 200-free relay (1:31.52), school-record-setting 400-free relay (3:20.58), 200-medley relay (1:39.27), and school-record setting 400-medley relay (3:36.72)… placed ninth to win “B” final in 100 breast at NCAA Championships in 59.00… broke school record and placed 25th in 200 IM (1:57.55) and was 31st in 200 breast (2:11.25)… swam to five top-seven finishes at Big Ten Championships… was fourth in 100 breast (59.22), sixth in 200 breast (2:10.81), tied for sixth in 200 IM (1:58.06), seventh in 200-medley relay (1:39.27) and 400-medley relay (3:36.72)… also was 10th in 200-free relay (1:31.84) and 400-free relay (3:21.36)… named TeamUnify/CollegeSwimming.com Division I Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 15… selected as Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 16… swam to four pool records — 200-medley relay (1:40.29), 100 breast (1:00.50), 200 breast (2:12.95), and 200 IM (2:01.39) — at Iowa State’s Beyer Pool… won 13 individual races and 12 relay races on the year… named Iowa’s December Student-Athlete of the Month… women’s swimming MVP and recipient of the team’s Strength & Conditioning Award… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… CSCAA Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2014-15 — NCAA qualifier in three events… finished 18th in 100 breast (59.96), 29th in 200 breast (2:11.20), and 42nd in 200 IM (1:59.12)… posted top-10 finishes in all eight events at Big Ten Championships… named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 16, following competition against Iowa State… swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.30), 100 back (57.10), 100 breast (59.96), 200 breast (2:11.20), and 200 IM (1:58.74)… school record holder in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM and as a member of the 200 free relay (1:30.96), 200 medley relay (1:39.18), and 400 medley relay (3:38.68)… named Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Set the school record, with an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100-breast (1:00.90) at Big Ten Championships… was a member of the record-setting 200-medley relay (1:40.12) at Big Ten Championships… swam to the third-fastest time and an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200-IM (2:01.41) at Big Ten Championships… recorded the seventh-best 100-fly time (55.49) at the Hawkeye Invitational… was also a member of the 200-free relays that recorded the third and fifth-fastest times in program history, the fifth-fastest time in the 400-medley, and the seventh-best time in the 200-medley relay in UI history… recorded collegiate-best times in the 50-free (23.55) and 100-free (52.51) at the Hawkeye Invitational… was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 1 after compiling a first place and a pair of second-place finishes in the opening meet of the season against Michigan… letterwinner.

High School — Ten-time All-American, swimming at Mason City High School… 11-time first team all-state honoree… three-time second team all-state honoree… earned All-America honors in 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 free, 50 free, and 100 breast as a senior, in 100 fly and 200 IM as a junior, and in 100 fly, 200-medley relay and 200-free relay as a freshman… State record holder in the 200 IM (2:00.33), and the 100 free (51.08)… team captain as a senior… named the IGHSAU and MCSC Swimmer of the Year as a junior… holds school records in 200-medley relay, 50 free (23.31), 100 free (51.08), 100 fly (55.25), 200 IM (2:00.33), 200 free relay and 400 free relay… also competed in basketball and was a district champion and state qualifier sprinter in track and field… two-time Scholastic All-American… academic all-conference selection… graduated with a silver medal (3.6-3.8 GPA) and was a four-year academic letterwinner… high school coaches were Steve Hugo and Shea Brunsvold.

Personal — Has two older siblings, Randy and Willie… majoring in elementary education.

Sougstad’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 22.63 Hawkeye Invitational 12/4/15
100 Free 50.47 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6/15
100 Back 57.10 Nebraska/Michigan 10/3-4/14
100 Breast 58.79 at NCAA Championships 3/17/17
200 Breast 2:10.47 at NCAA Championships 3/18/17
100 Fly 53.30 at Ohio State Invitational 11/19/16
200 IM 1:57.98 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/17