University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Back

Millie Sansome

Class Fr.
Hometown Marlow, England
High School Wycombe

Hawk Item — School record-holder in four events — 100 back (53.21), 200 back (1:54.86), 800-free relay (7:04.70), 400-medley relay (3:36.18)… also third in the 400 IM (4:17.68), sixth in the 1,000 free (10:03.34) and 1,650 free (16:41.89), and seventh in the 500 free (4:49.40).

2019-20 — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 9, Dec. 18). 2019-20 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 back (53.21) and 200 back (1:54.86)… set four school records in the 100 back (53.21), 200 back (1:54.86), 800-free relay (7:04.70), and 400-medley relay (3:36.18)… 800-free relay posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time… led the team in the 100 back, 200 back, 1,000 free (10:03.34), 1,650 free (16:41.89), and 400 IM (4:17.53) and was second in the 500 free (4:49.40) and third in the 200 IM (2:04.02)… member of the team-leading 200-medley (1:39.94) and 400- medley relays (3:36.18)… also recorded collegiate best times in the 100 free (53.47) and 200 free (1:52.88)… scored in four events at the Big Ten Championships, placing fourth in the 800-free relay (7:04.70), eighth in the 200 back (1:55.29), and ninth in the 200-medley (1:39.94) and 400-medley relays (3:36.18)… recorded 11 dual meet victories over five different opponents.

High School — Competed at the 2016, 2017, and 2019 European Junior Open Water Championship… swam to a bronze in the mixed 4×1250-meter relay in 2017… competed for England in the World School Games in Morocco, finishing third in the 200 FC… England open water selection at Best Fest in Mallorca from 2015-18… won five silvers and three bronzes… has the fastest short-course 200 IM in England for 18-year olds… swam the second-fastest 400-FC in the country for 18-year olds… selected to swim for the region at the Flanders International Meet in 2019… holds several club records (both LCM and SCY) from 2010-19… team captain for two seasons… was talented and gifted in textiles and design and sport science… math tutor… high school coach was Kevin Brooks.

Personal — Given name is Emilia Sansome… born Feb. 4, 2001… daughter of Sam and Louise Sansome… has a younger brother, Thomas… majoring in human physiology.

Sansome’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 53.47 Michigan State/UNI 10/5/19
200 Free 1:52.88 Intrasquad Meet 9/28/19
500 Free 4:49.40 at SMU Classic 10/12/19
1,000 Free 10:03.34 at Iowa State 12/13/19
1,650 Free 16:41.89 at Minnesota Invitational 12/7/19
100 Back 53.21 Big Ten Championships 2/20/20
200 Back 1:54.86 Big Ten Championships 2/21/20
200 IM 2:04.02 at SMU Classic 10/12/19
400 IM 4:17.53 at Shamrock Invitational 1/25/20