Maddie Ziegert to Transfer from Iowa to Iowa State


Current Iowa sophomore Maddie Ziegert has announced she will be transferring to in-state rival Iowa State for next season after the Hawkeyes cut their program effective at the end of this season. Ziegert is a sprint freestyler originally from Indiana as she swam the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Big Ten championships in 2020.

As a freshman she was as high as 43rd at Big Tens in the 50 free, with a 23.27, not far off her best time of 23.24 from high school. That swim would have put her second on Iowa State’s roster last season in the 50. In the 100, Ziegert was a 51.44, good for 57th at Big Tens which would put her fourth on Iowa State’s roster that should boost the Cyclones free relays.

Ziiegert was 83rd in the 200 free at Big Tens with a 1:53.27 which would be sixth on Iowa State’s team last year. Iowa State was fourth at the Big 12 Championships last year and should have stronger relays with Ziegert added for next year.

Maddie Ziegert will finish this season with the Iowa Hawkeyes in the last season of Hawkeye swim and dive.

Best Times:

  • 50 free, 23.24
  • 100 free, 51.32
  • 200 free, 1:53.04
  • 100 back, 57.04
  • 100 fly, 59.74

“I’ve been so lucky to have been part of such an amazing team, making so many memories and friends here at Iowa that I will always treasure,” Maddie Ziegert said. “Due to the swim and dive team being cut at the start of the semester I was faced with a difficult decision but one I knew I had to make. I would like to take the opportunity to announce my commitment to Iowa State University. I am so excited to become a cyclone next fall and to further my academic and athletic career!!”