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Iowa’s Gustafson earns 3rd Straight B1G Player of the Week Honor

Iowa’s Gustafson earns 3rd Straight B1G Player of the Week Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the third straight week, University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Gustafson averaged 22.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, and shot 80.0 percent from the field in two games last week. She led the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten record-breaking comeback against No. 25/20 West Virginia on Nov. 23, registering 28 points, 16 rebounds, and shooting 70.6 percent from the field against the Mountaineers. She scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds in the fourth quarter to help Iowa complete the 24-point comeback.

On Nov. 24, Gustafson was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field against Florida State. It marked her second perfect shooting performance this season (13-for-13 vs. Western Kentucky). The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 37 minutes of action against the Seminoles.

The conference award is the 13th of Gustafson’s career and third of the season. She broke a Big Ten single-season record last season with nine Player of the Week honors. She was also named to the conference’s weekly honor roll six times.

No. 14 Iowa returns to action Thursday, traveling to defending National Champion and top-ranked Notre Dame for a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. (CT)

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