Feb. 14, 2005

Iowa forward Greg Brunner has been named Big Ten Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in Iowa’s two games last week. The Hawkeyes dropped a 72-69 decision at #20 Wisconsin and scored a 64-54 win over Northwestern in Iowa City.

Brunner (6-7, 245), a native of Charles City, IA, averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in the two games. He had 27 points and seven rebounds at Wisconsin, hitting 12-21 field goals. He added 16 points against Northwestern, while also collecting four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. His defensive effort played a key role in Iowa’s win over the Wildcats.

Brunner has scored in double figures in 12 straight games and in 21 of 23 for the season. He is averaging 14.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He ranks third in Big Ten rebounding for all games and second in Big Ten games only. Brunner has eight double-doubles this season and 17 in his career. He ranks 10th on Iowa’s career blocked shots list with 76.

The Big Ten honor is the second of Brunner’s career. He earned the honor early in the 2004 season after leading Iowa to wins over Drake and Louisville.