IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named ESPNW’s National Player of the Week, ESPN announced late Sunday evening.
Gustafson, Iowa’s all-time leading scorer, averaged 35.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, and shot 72.1 percent from the field last week.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native netted 41 points on 17-for-24 (70.8 percent) shooting from the field to lead Iowa to an 86-71 win over No. 21/23 Michigan State on Feb. 7. Gustafson also pulled down 14 rebounds, recorded four blocks, dished out two assists, and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line against the Spartans.
Gustafson continued her dominance at Ohio State on Feb. 10, tying a Big Ten record (Jantel Lavender, Ohio State) with her 77th career double-double. Gustafson scored 29 points and pulled down 16 boards in 33 minutes of game action. She shot 73.7 percent (14-for-19) from the field.
Gustafson and the No. 16/16 Hawkeyes return to action Thursday, hosting Illinois in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. (CT). Tickets are $12 for adults and free for youth and UI students.