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Gustafson named Naismith Player of the Week

Gustafson named Naismith Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Naismith Women’s Player of the Week, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.

Gustafson averaged 24.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, and four blocks in a pair of wins over Nebraska and Wisconsin last week. Gustafson led all scorers with 28 points and 17 rebounds against Nebraska on Jan. 3. She also chipped in five blocks, two assists, and a steal in the win. Gustafson recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in the final 20 minutes of action.

In Iowa’s win over Wisconsin on Jan. 7, Gustafson registered 21 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks. The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native scored 15 points and five rebounds in the second half to the Hawkeyes to their 20th straight win over the Badgers.

Gustafson and the No. 17/17 Hawkeyes return to action on Thursday, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana, for a matchup with Purdue. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. (CT)

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