IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It is the 10th weekly honor of Gustafson’s career and her fourth in as many weeks.
Gustafson averaged 26.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and shot 74.2 percent from the field in a pair of contests last week. Gustafson netted 34 points with nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks against No. 13/11 Florida State on Nov. 29. She shot 83.0 percent (15-for-18) from the field, and matched a career-best with 15 made field goals.
On Dec. 3, Gustafson registered her eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Samford. It marked the 35th double-double of her career. Gustafson shot 61.5 percent from the field and added a pair of assists and blocks to lead Iowa to its eighth victory of the season.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native has now earned four straight conference honors. She was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 13 before being named to the Player of the Week Honor Roll on Nov. 20 and Nov. 27.
Gustafson and the Hawkeyes return to action Wednesday, traveling to Ames, Iowa, for their annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series matchup against the Cyclones. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) from Hilton Coliseum.