Gustafson Named to Naismith Trophy Late Season Team

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Top-30 Team, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday. The award honors the nation’s top player.
The Naismith Awards Board of Selectors will identify the 10 national semifinalists on Feb. 26. Four finalists will be revealed on March 14. The Citizen Naismith Trophy will be announced on March 31. Gustafson is one of four Big Ten student-athletes included on the list (Kelsey Mitchell, Katelynn Flaherty, Kaila Charles).
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native is averaging 24.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, and shooting 66.2 percent from the field in 26 games this season. In 13 conference contest, Gustafson averages 27.5 points and 13.3 boards. She is shooting 63.3 percent from the field and 85.6 percent from the free throw line in conference action.
Gustafson and the Hawkeyes return to the court on Sunday, hosting Wisconsin in their annual Pink Game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. (CT). All fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for youth (18 & younger), and free for UI students.
Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Team

Kristine Anigwe Jr. C/F California Pac-12
Ariel Atkins Sr. G Texas Big 12
Monique Billings Sr. F UCLA Pac-12
Kalani Brown Jr. C Baylor Big 12
Lexie Brown Sr. G Duke ACC
Jordin Canada Sr. G UCLA Pac-12
Chennedy Carter Fr. G Texas A&M Big 12
Kaila Charles So. G Maryland Big Ten
Napheesa Collier Jr. F UConn AAC
Sophie Cunningham Jr. G Missouri SEC
Asia Durr Jr. G Louisville ACC
Katelynn Flaherty Sr. G Michigan Big Ten
Marie Gulich Sr. C Oregon State Pac-12
Megan Gustafson Jr. F Iowa Big Ten
Ruthy Hebard So. F Oregon Pac-12
Myisha Hines-Allen Sr. F Louisville ACC
Sabrina Ionescu So. G Oregon Pac-12
Brooke McCarty Sr. G Texas Big 12
Teaira McCowan Jr. C Mississippi State SEC
Brittany McPhee Sr. G Stanford Pac-12
Kelsey Mitchell Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Jaime Nared Sr. G Tennessee SEC
Kia Nurse Sr. G UConn AAC
Arike Ogunbowale Jr. G Notre Dame ACC
Mercedes Russell Sr. C Tennessee SEC
Katie Lou Samuelson Jr. G/F UConn AAC
Shakayla Thomas Sr. F Florida State ACC
Victoria Vivians Sr. G Mississippi State SEC
Gabby Williams Sr. F UConn AAC
A’ja Wilson Sr. F South Carolina SEC