Iowa women’s basketball senior forward Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week for the 10th time this year, the conference office announced Monday.
It is the 20th Big Ten Player of the Week Award of Gustafson’s career, the most of any player all-time, topping Jantel Lavender’s previous mark of 19. Gustafson also broke her own single-season record with her 10th honor this season.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 28.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and shot 75.0 percent from the field in two road games last week. She led all scorers with 27 points on 79 percent shooting from the field (11-for-14) against Michigan on Feb. 1. She also made 5-of-6 free throws, pulled down nine rebounds, dished out two assists, and blocked four shots.
Gustafson scored a game-high 30 points Sunday, shooting 13-for-18 (72.2 percent) from the field in Iowa’s win at Penn State. She registered 11 rebounds to notch her 20th double-double of the season. She also recorded five assists, three blocks, and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Gustafson and the No. 16 Hawkeyes return to action 8 p.m. Thursday at home against Michigan State.