Gustafson Named USBWA First Team All-American

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named a first team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the organization announced Tuesday.
Gustafson is one of five first team selections that will contend for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, given to the nation’s best player. The announcement will be made Friday at the Women’s Final Four in Tampa.
Gustafson is the fourth Hawkeye in program history to earn USBWA All-America honors. She joins Michele Edwards (1988), Necole Tunsil (1994), and Samantha Logic (2015). Gustafson was a second team selection last season.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native ended her career with 2,804 points and 1,460 rebounds. On Monday, Gustafson became just the fourth NCAA women’s basketball student-athlete and the first ever post player to score 1,000 or more points in a single season.
Gustafson led the nation in points per game (27.8), field goal percentage (69.6), total points (1,001), field goals made (412), and double-doubles (33) this season. She also ranked second nationally in defensive rebounds per game (11), and third in rebounds per game (13.4) and total rebounds (481).
2018-19 All-America Team
First Team
Napheesa Collier, UConn
Megan Gustafson, Iowa
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State
Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame
Second Team
Kristine Anigwe, California
Kalani Brown, Baylor
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
Asia Durr, Louisville
Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn
Third Team
Bridget Carleton, Iowa State
Kaila Charles, Maryland
Lauren Cox, Baylor
Sophie Cunningham, Missouri
Alanna Smith, Stanford

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