Two Hawkeyes win swimming honors

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 09, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa swimmers Becky Stoughton and Paul Gordon were named the Division-I National Swimmers of the Week by collegeswimming.com, according to a release.

Stoughton set pool records in all three of her events in Iowa's Nov. 4 dual meet with Minnesota, winning the 1,000 freestyle (9:39.44), the 500 free (4:47.18) and the 400 medley (4:17.60).

The freshman from Peoria, Ill., also received Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts. Stoughton is the first Hawkeye swimmer to win the conference award since Katrina Tour on Dec. 14, 2010; she has set 12 Iowa and pool records in her four career meets.

Gordon earned the award for his performance in Iowa's first men's dual win over Minnesota since 1997 on Nov. 4. The senior from South Dakota posted NCAA "B" qualifying times in the 100 fly (48.30), 100 free (44.07), and 200 free (1:37.44) and also swam a leg of the Hawkeyes' meet-winning 400-free relay.

The Black and Gold will next host Purdue and Ohio State on Nov. 18 in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center.

— by Seth Roberts

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