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IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the 12th time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
It is the 22nd Big Ten Player of the Week Award of Gustafson’s career – a Big Ten record. Gustafson also adds to her record for conference awards in a season (12).
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 29.0 points, 17.0 rebounds, and shot 65.5 percent from the field and 87.0 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week.
Gustafson shot 81.8 percent (9-for-11) from the field and the free throw line in Iowa’s win over Illinois on Feb. 14. She scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounded to register her 78th career double-double – a Big Ten record.
On Feb. 17, Gustafson scored a game-high 31 points on 10-for-18 shooting from the field to lead Iowa to a win over No. 7/8 Maryland. She grabbed 17 rebounds and recorded three blocks in the contest. Gustafson scored 24 points and 13 rebounds in the second half. She made 10-of-11 free throws in the final 20 minutes.
Gustafson and the No. 10/13 Hawkeyes travel to Bloomington, Indiana, for a contest against the Hoosiers on Thursday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. (CT) on BTN.