Women's team nabs eighth straight honor while 13 Hawkeyes earn individual accolades
Three UI student-athletes have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA
34 Hawkeyes will compete at the NCAA Championships beginning May 24
20 men and 14 women will compete May 24-26 in Austin, Texas
Hawkeyes collect 10 medals at 2012 Big Ten Championships
2012 -- Indoor - ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed sixth with a team-leading 3:41.78 at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Iowa State Classic in 3:42.42... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 400 meters (56.59) at Razorback Invite... placed third in 600 meters at Adidas Classic with collegiate-best 1:35.43... placed fourth in 600 yards with collegiate-best 1:23.18 at Iowa State Classic... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed second in 400 meters at Iowa Invite (56.83) and third in 500 meters at New Year's Classic (1:16.02)... Outdoor - led team in 400-meter hurdles (59.54) and ran on team-leading 400 (45.45) and 1,600-meter relays (3:37.57)... placed 10th in 400-meter hurdles at Drake Relays with a collegiate-best 59.54, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa and qualified her for NCAA West Preliminary... ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:37.57) at LSU Invite, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... anchored 400-meter relay that placed fourth (45.51) and ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth (3:38.49) at Big Ten Championships... the 400-meter relay ran a team-leading 45.45 in prelims, which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... the 1,600-meter relay time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed second in 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XIII (59.72) and fifth at Arkansas Spring Invite (59.83)... ran collegiate-best 400 meters (55.54) at Tom Botts Invite... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2011 -- Indoor - ran season-best 600 meters (1:35.43) at Big Ten Championships and 800 meters (2:17.13) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - won 400-meter hurdles with collegiate-best 1:01.35 at Musco Twilight XII... that time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... won 400-meter hurdles at Central Invite (1:01.84), placed 15th at Sun Angel Classic (1:01.94) and ran 1:02.43 in Big Ten prelims... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2010 -- Indoor - ran season-best 400 meters at the Iowa Invite, placing third at 1:01.59... ran a collegiate-best 300 meters at the Iowa Open (43.70)... Outdoor - did not compete.
High School -- placed third in 100-meter hurdles and fourth in 400-meter hurdles at state meet senior year... 12-time state qualifier... set school records in 100-meter hurdles (14.7) and 400-meter hurdles (1:05.05), and as part of shuttle hurdle relay (1:07.67)... four-time team MVP... two-year letterwinner in basketball and swimming... set medley relay school record in swimming and earned honorable mention all-conference honors in basketball... academic all-state in track and basketball... four-year high honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coached by Kelly Simpson.
Personal -- born March 13, 1991... daughter of David and Janie Simonson... integrative physiology major.
|Simonson's Collegiate Bests|
|300 Meters (I)||43.70||Iowa Open||1/16/10|
|400 Meters (I)||56.59||at Razorback Invitational||1/27/12|
|400 Meters (O)||55.54||at Tom Botts Invitational||4/14/12|
|400 Hurdles (O)||59.54||at Drake Relays||4/28/12|
|500 Meters (I)||1:16.02||New Year's Classic||1/14/12|
|600 Yards (I)||1:23.18||at Iowa State Classic||2/11/12|
|600 Meters (I)||1:35.43||at Adidas Classic||1/21/12|
|800 Meters (I)||2:17.13||at Iowa State Classic||2/12/11|