University of Iowa Athletics

Lauren McDougall

Class Sophomore
Hometown Sydney, Australia
High School Presbyterian Ladies College Sydney
Lauren McDougall - Women's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2020-21 Honors – Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.  2020-21 – Swam collegiate-best times in 100 free (50.43) and 500 free (4:55.06) at Big Ten Championships… had a season-best time in 200 free (1:48.76)… member of the team-leading 400-free and 800-free relays… scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships… member of the ninth-place 800-free relay (7:15.89) and 10th-place 400-free relay (3:20.76)… also placed 22nd in the 200 free (1:49.53).

2019-20 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019-20 — Ranked fourth on the team in the 200 free (1:48.21) and fifth in the 500 free (4:57.23)… recorded collegiate-bests in the 50 free (23.83) and 200 fly (2:09.54).

2018-19 Honors — Named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2018-19 — Member of the 800-free relay that placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships in 7:10.10… was third on the team in the 200 free (1:50.11)… member of the top 400-free and 800-free relays.

High School — Two-time Senior Swimmer of the Year… School Swimmer of the Year as a senior… two-time Intermediate Swimmer of the Year… led team to runner-up state finishes in 2016 and 2017 and a third place finish in 2018… tallied eight top-three finishes… won the 200-meter free (2:03.19) and part of winning 800-meter relay… also placed second in the 100-meter free and 400-meter free and as part of 800-meter free relay and 400-medley relay… team won two PLC Sydney team titles (2015, 2016)… won the 50-meter fly in 2018 and 200-meter medley relay in 2017… holds school record in 100-meter free (57.15)… top times are: 2:03.19 (200-meter free), 57.15 (100-meter free), 26.76 (50-meter free), 4:25.24 (400-meter free), 28.08 (50-meter fly), and 1:03.83 (100-meter fly)… placed seventh in 200-meter free and ninth in 400-meter free at the 2018 Australian Age Championships… was 10th in 200-meter free at 2017 championships… also played basketball where she was the School Player of the Year in 2016… Duke of Edinburgh bronze and silver recipient… high school coach was Matthew Brown.

Personal — Born on June 14, 2000… daugther of Scott McDougall and Lesley Ashton… has a younger sister, Alexandra… father played basketball at the University of Adelaide… environmental engineering major.

McDougall’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.83 at SMU Classic 10/12/19
100 Free 50.43 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/21
200 Free 1:48.21 Big Ten Championships 2/22/20
500 Free 4:55.06 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/21
200 Fly 2:09.54 at SMU Classic 10/12/19