Lifetime Best Earns Emma Sougstad Big Ten Swimmer of the Week Award

The Big Ten Conference has named their female Swimmers and Diver of the Week for December 16th. With only two of the conference’s teams in action last week, Emma Sougstad from Iowa earned Swimmer of the Week after going four-for-four against Iowa State, including a lifetime best of 1:00.14 i the 100 yard breaststroke.

Diver of the Week (Anna Filipic) and Freshman of the week (Jordan Ehly) both went to the Nebraska women. That is Filipic’s third Diver of the Week honor this season, and the fourth won by any Nebraska diver.

Swimmer of the Week
Emma Sougstad, Iowa
So. – Forest City, Iowa – Forest City
•    Recorded four first-place finishes in Iowa’s dual meet win over Iowa State
•    Finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:40.60), 100 breaststroke (1:00.14), 200 breaststroke (2:11.71) and 400 freestyle relay (3:22.26)
•    Earned NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke
•    Earns her second-career Swimmer of the Week award
•    Last Iowa Swimmer of the Week: Emma Sougstad (Nov. 4, 2014)

Diver of the Week
Anna Filipcic, Nebraska
So. – Omaha, Neb. – Omaha Burke
•    Claimed two first-place finishes in the one-meter (298.20) and three-meter (329.25) diving events in Nebraska’s dual meet win over Northern Iowa
•    Secured two NCAA Zone Diving qualifying scores
•    Earns her fourth-career Diver of the Week honor
•    Last Nebraska Diver of the Week: Nicole Schwery (Nov. 25, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Jordan Ehly, Nebraska
Fr. – Las Cruces, N.M. – Mayfield
•    Secured two first-place finishes in Nebraska’s dual meet win over Northern Iowa
•    Finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:07.48) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.30)
•    Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor
•    Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Anna Filipcic (Dec. 17, 2013)

2014-15 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Kierra Smith, Jr., MINN
D: Anna Filipcic, So., NEB
F: Clara Smiddy, MICH

Oct. 14
S: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Jr., IND
D: Anna Filipcic, So., NEB
F: Kennedy Goss, IND

Oct. 21
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Jr., PUR
F: Brooke Zeiger, MINN

Oct. 28
S: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Jr., IND
D: Lexi Tenenbaum, So., MINN
F: Clara Smiddy, MICH

Nov. 4
S: Emma Sougstad, So., IOWA
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Jr., PUR
F: Kennedy Goss, IND

Nov. 11
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, So., MINN
F: Zhesi Li, OSU
F: Addison Walkowiak, RU

Nov. 18
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Ashley Peterson, So., WIS
F: Sam Stratford, ILL

Nov. 25
S: Kierra Smith, Jr., MINN
D: Nicole Schwery, Jr., NEB
F: Brooke Zeiger, MINN
F: Addison Walkowiak, RU

Dec. 9
S: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Jr., IND
D: Jessica Ramberg, Jr., MINN
F: Kennedy Goss, IND
F: Gillian Ryan, MICH

Dec. 16
S: Emma Sougstad, So., IOWA
D: Anna Filipcic, So., NEB
F: Jordan Ehly, NEB

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