IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the ninth time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Gustafson has now been named the Big Ten Player of the Week 19 times, tying the conference record for weekly awards in a career (Jantel Lavender, Ohio State). Gustafson also tied her own single-season record of nine set in 2017-18.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and shot 64 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week. She scored 32 points, shooting 13-for-16 (81.3 percent) from the field to help Iowa to a 72-66 win over No. 14 Rutgers. The win snapped Rutgers’ 10-game winning streak, including a 7-0 mark in Big Ten play. She also pulled down 12 rebounds and was 6-for-7 from the free throw line.
On Jan. 27, Gustafson led Iowa to its fifth straight win, scoring a game-high 25 points against Purdue. She pulled down 11 rebounds to register her NCAA-leading 19th double-double of the season. She shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line and recorded two blocks and two assists in the win.
Gustafson and the No. 13/15 Hawkeyes return to action on Thursday, traveling to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a matchup with the Wolverines. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. (CT) on BTN.