IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the eighth time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Gustafson has 18 career player of the week awards — the second-most in the history of the Big Ten Conference. Jantel Lavender (Ohio State) holds the Big Ten record with 19.
Gustafson averaged 27.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists, and shot 74.0 percent from the field in three Iowa wins last week. She registered 34 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and shot 72.7 percent (16-for-22) from the field in Iowa’s win at Minnesota on Jan. 14.
On Jan. 17, Gustafson led the Hawkeyes in points (21), rebounds (16), and assists (6) to guide the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten win over Michigan. The six assists were one shy of her career high.
Gustafson registered her NCAA-leading 17th double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds in Iowa’s win over Illinois on Jan. 20. She shot 85.7 percent (12-for-14) from the field, and made her first career 3-pointer.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native has been honored by the conference every week this season, including eight Player of the Week awards and three Honor Roll mentions. She broke a Big Ten single-season record last season with nine Player of the Week honors. She was also named to the conference’s weekly honor roll six times.
The No. 17/18 Hawkeyes return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Wednesday, hosting Big Ten Conference leader Rutgers at 7 p.m. (CT).