IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the 13th time this season, University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
It is the 23rd 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 single season (13).
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 31.5 points, 16.0 rebounds, and shot 75.0 percent from the field 100.0 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week. Gustafson scored a game-high 29 points on 13-for-19 (68.4 percent) shooting from the field at Nebraska on Feb. 25. She pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds to register her 81st career double-double.
On March 3, Gustafson netted a game-high 34 points on 14-for-17 shooting (82.4 percent) from the field and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in Iowa’s win over Northwestern. She grabbed 12 rebounds to record her 82nd career double-double. Gustafson scored 24 points and made 9-of-10 field goal attempts in the second half to seal the win for the Hawkeyes.
Gustafson and the No. 12/11 Hawkeyes open the 2019 Big Ten Tournament on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (CT). Iowa faces the winner of Thursday’s matchup between seventh-seeded Minnesota and 10th-seeded Indiana.