University of Iowa Athletics

#10 Megan Gustafson

Height 6-3
Class Sr.
Hometown Port Wing, Wis.
High School South Shore
Megan Gustafson - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics



  • ESPNW National Player of the Year
  • AP Player of the Year
  • Naismith Trophy Winner
  • USBWA Player of the Year (Ann Meyers Drysdale Trophy)
  • Big Ten Athlete of the Year
  • Honda Sport Award Winner for Women’s Basketball
  • Top-3 Finalist for the Honda Cup
  • Lisa Leslie Award Winner
  • SeniorCLASS Award Winner
  • First Consensus National Player of the Year in conference history
  • Consensus First Team All-American
  • Wade Trophy Finalist
  • John R. Wooden Award Finalist
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist
  • Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten Selection (Coaches & Media)
  • Big Ten Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player
  • Big Ten’s All-Time Leading Rebounder
  • Iowa’s All-Time Leading Scorer and Rebounder
  • 23 career Big Ten Player of the Week Awards – a Big Ten record
  • 13-time Big Ten Player of the Week this season – a Big Ten record
  • Led the nation in five categories, including points per game (27.8), field goal percentage (69.6), total points (1,001), field goals made (412), and double-doubles (33). Ranked second in defensive rebounds per game (11), and third in rebounds per game (13.4) and total rebounds (481).
  • Became the fourth NCAA women’s basketball student-athlete and first ever post player to score 1,000 or more points in a single season
  • Now owns 16 Iowa records
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • NCAA Records
    • 33 double-doubles in a single-season (ties record)
    • Ranks fourth in career double-doubles (88)
    • Ranks fifth in NCAA History in field goal percentage (.656)
    • Ranks 14th all-time in rebounds (1,460)
  • Big Ten Records
    • Single Season
      • Points (1,001)
      • Rebounds (481)
      • Field goal percentage (.696)
      • Field goals made (412)
      • Double-doubles (33)
    • Career
      • Rebounds (1,460)
      • Field goal percentage (.656)
      • Double-doubles (88)
  • Iowa Records
    • Single Season
      • Points (1,001)
      • Rebounds (481)
      • Double-doubles (33)
      • Field goals made (412)
      • Field goals attempted (592)
      • Field goal percentage (.696)
    • Career
      • Points (2,804)
      • Rebounds (1,460)
      • Double-doubles (88)
      • Field goals made (1136)


  • Played and started all 32 contests
  • Named an All-American by seven outlets, including Sports Illustrated (first team), the Associated Press (second team), USBWA (second team), College Sports Madness (second team), USA Today (second team), ESPNW (third team), and WBCA (honorable mention).
  • Big Ten Player of the Year as voted on by the Media
  • Unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection (Coaches and Media)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • John R. Wooden Award National Ballot, Late Season Top-20, and Midseason Top-25
  • Lisa Leslie Award Top-10 Finalist
  • Naismith Trophy Watch List, Late Season Top-30
  • 9-time Big Ten Player of the Week – a Big Ten single season record
  • 6-time Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll
  • 4-time College Sports Madness Player of the Week
  • USBWA Player of the Week (Jan. 3)
  • NCAA Statistical Champion in points per game (25.7), field goal percentage (67.1), and field goals made (320)
  • Finished the year ranked in the top-9 nationally in nine statistical categories. She led the nation in points per game (25.7), field goal percentage (67.1), and field goals made (320), ranked third in double-double (28) and total points (823), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (9), fifth in rebounds per game (12.8), sixth in total rebounds (411), and ninth in free throws made (183).
  • One of only two NCAA women’s basketball players in the last 10 years to average 24 or more points and 12 or more rebounds (Chiney Ogwumike, 2014).
  • Only player in the country that averaged over 25 points
  • Only player in the country that shot over 67 percent from the field
  • Single-season school records
    • Points: 823 – besting the previous mark of 672 set by Cindy Haugejorde in 1980
    • Rebounds: 411 – shattering her own record of 343 set last season
    • Field goals made: 320 – breaking the previous mark of 283 set by Cindy Haugejorde in 1980
    • Field goal percentage: 67.1 percent – edging the previous mark of 67.0 percent set by Cathy Marx in 1991-92
    • Free Throws Made: 183 – breaking the previous record of 148 set by Kachine Alexander in 2010-11
    • Free Throws Attempted: 227 – beating the previous record of 199 set by Kachine Alexander in 2010-11
    • Double-doubles: 28 – besting her previous record of 18
  • Junior Season Records
    • Points in a junior season: 823 – Ally Disterhoft set the previous record of 565 in 2015-16
    • Rebounds in a junior season: 411 – Kachine Alexander held the previous record of 281
  • Career school records:
    • Double-doubles: 55 – broke the previous record of 35 set by Sam Logic from 2011-15. Also broke the men’s basketball record of 48 set by Kevin Kunnert from 1971-73.
    • Currently ranks second on Iowa’s career-rebounding list with 979 rebounds. She needs 89 to break the rebounding record of 1,067 set by Cindy Haugejorde from 1976-80
    • Ranks sixth on Iowa’s all-time career scoring chart. She needs 300 points to break the all-time career scoring record currently held by Ally Disterhoft (2013-17).
  • Single game records:
    • Points: 48 vs. Minnesota on March 2 – bested the previous record of 46 set by Crystal Smith in 2005
    • Field goals made: 19 vs. Minnesota on March 2 – breaking the previous mark of 17 set by Amy Herrig in 1999
  • Scored 20 or more points 24 times.
  • Netted 30 or more points eight times.
  • Pulled down 15 or more rebounds 11 times
  • Shot 70 percent or better from the field 15 times
  • Academic All-Big Ten Selection


  • Named first team All-Big Ten by the league coaches and media
  • Started all 34 contests
  • Registered 18 double-doubles
  • Scored a career-high 33 points on a career-best 15-of-16 shooting from the field in Iowa’s WNIT win over South Dakota on March 18
  • Became Iowa’s single-season rebounding record holder with 10 boards against Missouri State on March 16
  • Led the team with 19 points on a perfect 7-for-7 performance from the field in Iowa’s win at Rutgers on Jan. 17
  • Scored 16 points and had 11 boards against No. 1 Notre Dame on Nov. 39
  • Named to the 2016 Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the 2016 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team


  • Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Appeared in every game of her Hawkeye career with 14 starts
  • Only freshman in the Big Ten and one of three players in the conference overall who led her tema in field goal percentage (.554), blocked shots (58), and rebounds (225)
  • Compiled the third-most blocks (58), fourth-most rebounds (225), and seventh-most points (352) of all freshmen in program history
  • Led Iowa in blocks 21 times, rebounds 17 times, and scoring six times
  • Blocked three of more shots in 10 games this season

High School

  • Ranked No. 12 at her position and No. 80 in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Four-time first team all-conference honoree, three-time first team all-state selection, and three-time team captain
  • Four-year letterwinner at South Shore High School
  • Guided her team to conference, sectional and regional championships as a sophomore
  • Secured conference and regional championships as a junior
  • Led her team to conference, sectional and regional championships as a senior
  • Compiled 3,229 points, 1724 rebounds, and 628 blocks in her career
  • All-time scoring leader in Wisconsin, and the only player in state history to eclipse 3,000 points
  • Scored a single game, state-record 64 points as a senior
  • Scored more than 50 points in back-to-back nights
  • Scored 1,127 points in a season, another record for the state of Wisconsin
  • ESPN Top 100 recruit
  • Four-time all-conference selection in volleyball, and competed in the shot put, discus, triple jump, 300-meter hurdles, and 100-meter hurdles in track
  • National Honor Society member, has been an honor roll student throughout high school
  • Served as class president all four years of high school, and served as a student council member as a junior and senior
  • Played AAU for the Viking Club for one year, Team Wisconsin for one year, and Team Wisconsin Select Black for three years
  • Won the North Tartan Meltdown with Team Wisconsin Select Black, the eighth-best team in the country in 2014.


  • Parents are Eva and Clendon Gustafson
  • Has one sister, Emily, who played basketball at Upper Iowa
  • Father played basketball at UW-Superior
  • Mother played basketball and volleyball at St. Scholastica
  • Business major.