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Gustafson Breaks B1G Record with 20th Career Player of the Week Award

Gustafson Breaks B1G Record with 20th Career Player of the Week Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the 10th time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

It is the 20th Big Ten Player of the Week Award of Gustafson’s career. She now owns the conference record for career weekly awards, besting Jantel Lavender’s (Ohio State) 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 contests 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 denied four shots.

On Feb 3, Gustafson scored a game-high 30 points, 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. 16/12 Hawkeyes return to action Thursday, hosting Michigan State. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. (CT)

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