Former Hawkeye All-American Emma Sougstad is in her first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.
The Forest City, Iowa, native rejoins the program after spending the past two seasons as the communications director for the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), where she managed the annual coaching convention, featuring more than 300 coaches.
Sougstad joined the coaching ranks after concluding her Iowa career in 2017. She was an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) during the 2017-18 season, where she coordinated team travel and managed social media accounts to target potential recruits.
As a Hawkeye, Sougstad was a three-time NCAA qualifier and a two-time All-American in 2016 and 2017. She earned first-team All-America honors in 2017 after placing sixth in the nation in the 100 breast with a school-record time of 58.78 -- the fifth-fastest time in Big Ten history. The time propelled her to compete in the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Sougstad still holds individual school records in seven events -- 100 breast (58.76), 200 breast (2:10.47), and 200 IM (1:57.55) and as part of the 200-free (1:30.96), 400-free (3:18.83), 200-medley (1:38.99), and 400 medley (3:36.71) relays. She also has the second-best time is school history in the 50 free (22.63) and 100 fly (53.30).
Iowa's two-time team Most Valuable Swimmer, Sougstad was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient in 2016 and a five-time Big Ten Swimmer of the Week. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union in 2018.
Sougstad was a CSCAA Scholar All-American, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten, and Dean's List honoree during her Iowa career. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2017 with a degree in elementary education.
Assistant Coach/Men's Recruiting Coordinator
Fourteen-time conference Coach of the Year Brian Schrader is in his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.
Schrader joined the program following a 13-year stint as head coach at the University of Denver where he was recognized six times by the American Swimming Coaches Award for having an athlete finish in the top eight at the NCAA Championships. Denver qualified athletes for the NCAA Championships in 10 of his 13 seasons with 24 athletes earning All-America honors.
Schrader led the Pioneers to 17 conference championships (nine men's and eight women's in The Summit League and Sun Belt Conference) and the men's team posted a 22nd place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships. The Denver women's program was named Collegeswimming.com's No. 1 Mid-Major program from 2016-18.
Denver student-athletes won a total of 21 Conference Championship Swimmer of the Year honors (10 women, 11 men) and the program had 12 Swimmer of the Year honors in The Summit League in the past six years, nine Newcomer of the Year Awards and seven Conference Championship Diver of the Year honors.
From 2016-19, Denver won all but one swimming event at The Summit League Championships.
Under his tutelage, Denver was represented on the international stage at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Games, and World University Games. The program also excelled academically, earning the CSCAA Academic All-American Team in each of his 13 seasons, more than 80 athletes earned Academic All-American honors, and four student-athletes earned the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Schrader's coaching career started as a graduate assistant at Texas in 1991 and 1992, helping the Longhorns to the 1991 National Championship. He also was USA Swimming's National Team Coordinator from 1995-99 and served as a U.S. team staff member at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, 1998 World Championships in Australia, 2001 World Championships in Japan, and the 2013 Pan-American Games in the Dominican Republic.
During the 1999-00 season, Schrader was a women's assistant coach at Iowa, he also spent one season at Florida -- coaching six All-Americans and an SEC 100-freesytle champion -- and five seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia, helping the women's program to a 2005 NCAA title and four NCAA runner-up finishes. The men's program had four top-10 NCAA showings.
Schrader earned his undergraduate and master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has completed the High Performance Leadership Program in the Daniels College of Business at Denver University.
Assistant Coach/Women's Recruiting Coordinator
Sarah Stockwell-Gregson is in her first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program. Stockwell-Gregson was named to the position in June, 2018.
Stockwell-Gregson joins the Hawkeyes following a seven-year stint at Virginia Tech, where she was the program's top assistant from 2015-18 and interim head coach in 2018. She joined the Hokies in 2011 as an assistant coach.
University of Iowa All-American Roman Trussov is in his third season as an assistant coach with the swimming and diving program.
In his second season on the coaching staff, Iowa had seven NCAA qualifiers -- four men and three women -- in 2017-18 and set 11 school records. The Hawkeyes' 200-free relay -- Will Scott, Jack Smith, Matt Kamin, and Joe Myhre -- earned honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, leading Iowa to a 38th place team finish.
The Hawkeye men went 5-1 in dual competition, including posting back-to-back victories over No. 21 Minnesota and at No. 23 Purdue. The Iowa women went 6-3 and the program swam to 69 NCAA qualifying marks with 10 Hawkeyes being honored with weekly Big Ten weekly recognition during the course of the season.
Academically, the Hawkeyes had 24 Academic All-Big Ten selections, nine Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and 12 student-athletes were named CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-Americans.
During the 2016-17 season, the Hawkeyes broke 15 school records and tallied a top-26 finish at the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Fueled by first-team All-America performances from breast stroker Emma Sougstad and platform diver Calli Head, Iowa accumulated 26 team points to post its highest finish since 2005.
The Hawkeyes went a combined 13-5 in dual competition -- 7-2 for the women, 6-3 for the men -- with a roster comprised mainly of underclassmen. Iowa had 56 automatic or provisional NCAA qualifying standards during the season.
Iowa student-athletes shined academically as seven Hawkeyes earned CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction, 23 were Academic All-Big Ten selections, and five were Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.
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