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Iowa’s Gustafson Earns 3rd Straight Conference Honor

Iowa’s Gustafson Earns 3rd Straight Conference Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll, the conference office announced Monday. It is the ninth weekly honor of Gustafson’s career and her third in as many weeks.

Gustafson averaged 20.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and shot 67.4 percent from the field to lead Iowa to three wins in four days at the Puerto Rico Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last week. Gustafson netted 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and pulled down 10 boards in 19 minutes in Iowa’s win over Morgan State on Nov. 22.

On Nov. 23, Gustafson scored a game-high 23 points and recorded 14 rebounds (11 defensive) to lead Iowa past Charlotte. Two days later, Gustafson netted 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds (9 offensive) in Iowa’s win over Elon.

Gustafson’s registered a double-double in all three contests, bringing her season total to seven and her career total to 34. The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native is one of two players nationally to register seven double-doubles this season. She also ranks second nationally in field goals made (64), third in rebounds (94) and rebounds per game (13.4), sixth in total points (149), and eighth in field goal percentage (68.1).

Gustafson and the Hawkeyes return to action Wednesday, hosting No. 13 Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are $1 for adults and free for children (18 & younger) and UI students. All fans are encouraged to wear black.

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