“At the beginning of this semester, our swim and dive team was told we were being cut at the end of the 20-21 season. Words can’t describe all the emotions that the past month has brought. During my time as a Hawkeye I have learnt so much about what it means to be on a College team and how to work together in a highly individualised sport. My time at Iowa has been so incredibly amazing and I’ve loved every minute with my team I now call my second family. I will forever cherish the memories, lessons and friendships that the Hawkeyes have given me.
This said, I have to be grateful for what I have had and move forward and I am happy to announce I have been offered an amazing opportunity to swim for Rice University in Texas!! I am so excited to continue to swim in college and live out a dream I have had for a long time. Go owls 🦉 ”
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 50 free – 23.83
- 100 free – 50.88
- 200 free – 1:48.21
- 500 free – 4:57.23
McDougall is best at the 200 free, and she came very close to scoring at the 2020 Big Ten Championships in that event, going her lifetime best 1:48.21 to place 27th overall.
Rice finished second in the team race at the 2020 Conference-USA Championships. Last season, McDougall would’ve been Rice’s #2 200 freestyler and she would’ve placed fourth in that event at the 2020 C-USA Champs.
McDougall is taking a redshirt season to ensure her eligibility for two more NCAA seasons, so she’ll begin competing with the Owls in fall 2021.