University of Iowa Athletics

Molly Pedersen

Class So.
Hometown Fishers, Ind.
High School Hamilton Southeastern
Previous School Penn State
Molly Pedersen - Women's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2022-23 — Anchored team-leading 200-free relay (1:31.49), swam third leg on team-leading 400-free relay (3:20.08), swam second leg on team-leading 800-free relay (7:24.56), and anchored team-leading 200-medley relay (1:40.27)… the 200-free relay time ranks sixth, the 400-free relay time ranks fifth, and the 200-medley relay time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… swam second leg 200-free relay that placed 11th (1:32.16), third leg on 400-free relay that placed 12th (3:23.77), second leg on 800-free relay that placed 12th (7:24.56), and anchored 200-medley relay that placed 11th (1:40.79) at Big Ten Championships… Swam on seven winning relays (four 400-free, two 200-medley, and one 200-free)… posted collegiate bests in 50 free (23.84), 100 free (51.35), and 100 back (57.22) at Hawkeye Invite… her season-best 1:51.58 in 200 free ranked second on the team… letterwinner.

2021-22 — Competed at Penn State… posted season-best times of 24:00 (50 free), 51.81 (100 free), 1:50.51 (200 free), 5:11.23 (500 free), 58.67 (100 back) and 2:07.24 (200 back).

High School — Two-time team captain and three-time team MVP… set school record in 200 frees and as part of 200-medley relay… recipient of the Nathan King Outstanding Mental Attitude Award in 2021… swam for Southeastern Swim Club… five-time club record holder in the 500, 200 and 100 free and as part of the 200 and 400-free relays… member of team Indiana… four-year letter winner… head coach was Andy Pedersen.


Personal — Born Jan. 7, 2003, in Carmel, Ind…. daughter of Andy and Erica Pedersen… has a a younger brother, A.J. and an older sister, Ellie, who rows at Indiana University… enterprise leadership major.


Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.84 Hawkeye Invite 12/1/22
100 Free 51.35 Hawkeye Invite 12/3/22
200 Free 1:50.51 at GAC Invite 11/19/21
500 Free 5:11.23 vs. West Virginia 10/15/21
100 Back 57.22, Hawkeye Invite 12/2/22
200 Back 2:07.24 vs. Liberty & East Carolina 10/30/21