Gustafson Named USBWA National Player of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week, the USBWA announced Tuesday. It is the second USBWA weekly honor of Gustafson’s career and her first of the season.
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 scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds against Illinois on Feb. 14, breaking the Big Ten record for career double-doubles (78). She shot 81.8 percent (9-for-11) from both the field and the free throw line in the victory.
On Feb. 17, Gustafson led the Hawkeyes to an 86-73 win over No. 7/8 Maryland – Iowa’s first win over the Terps since 1992 (seven total meetings). She netted a game-high 31 points, grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds, and registered three blocks. Gustafson recorded 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. 10/10 Hawkeyes travel to Bloomington, Indiana, for a contest against the Hoosiers on Thursday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. (CT) on BTN.

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