IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named a second team All-American by the United States Basketball Writer’s Association (USBWA).
Gustafson is one of 11 student-athletes chosen to a first or second team. The 31st annual All-America team features six players on the second team due to a tie in voting.
Gustafson is the fourth Hawkeye in program history to earn USBWA All-America honors and the first since Sam Logic earned the distinction in 2015. Michelle Edwards (1988) and Necole Tunsil (1994) were also USBWA All-Americans.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 25.7 points, 12.8 rebounds, and shot 67.1 percent from the field in 32 contests this season. The Big Ten Player of the Year leads the nation in points per game (25.7), field goal percentage (67.1), and field goals made (320). She also ranks second in double-doubles (28), third in total points (823), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (9), and fifth in total rebounds (411) and rebounds per game (12.8).
Gustafson has also earned All-America honors from Sports Illustrated (first team), the Associated Press (second team), College Sports Madness (second team), USA Today (second team), and ESPNW (third team).
The USBWA All-America selections, chosen by a vote of the entire USBWA membership, will contend for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as the USBWA’s National Player of the Year. The winner will be announced Friday at 2 p.m. (CT) in Columbus, Ohio.
|Asia Durr, Louisville||G||5-10||Jr.||Douglasville, Ga.|
|Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon||G||5-11||So.||Walnut Creek, Calif.|
|Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State||G||5-8||Sr.||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Katie Lou Samelson, UConn||G/F||6-3||Jr.||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|A’ja Wilson, South Carolina||F||6-5||Sr.||Hopkins, S.C.|
|Kalani Brown, Baylor||C||6-7||Jr.||Slidell, La.|
|Jordin Canada, UCLA||G||5-6||Sr.||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Megan Gustafson, Iowa||F||6-3||Jr.||Port Wing, Wis.|
|Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame||G||5-8||Jr.||Milwaukee, Wis.|
|Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State||G||6-1||Sr.||Carthage, Miss.|
|Gabby Williams, UConn||F||5-11||Sr.||Sparks, Nev.|