IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson earned her fourth consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week award, the conference office announced Monday.
Gustafson averaged 29.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of games this week, shooting 77.4 percent from the field and 90.9 percent from the free throw line. In an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup against No. 1 Notre Dame, Gustafson netted 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting (68.8 percent). She also registered 10 rebounds to collect her 60th career double-double.
On Sunday, Gustafson scored a season-high 32 points on 13-of-15 shooting (86.6 percent) from the field in just 23 minutes action against Robert Morris. The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. She pulled down 12 rebounds to notch the 61st double-double of her career.
Gustafson is three rebounds shy of tying Iowa's all-time career rebounding record of 1,067 (Cindy Haugejorde, 1980). She is 23 points away from reaching 2,000 career points.
The conference award is the 14th of Gustafson's career and fourth 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.
Gustafson and the No. 16/15 Hawkeyes return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, hosting Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. (CT). Tickets are $12 for adults and free for youth (18 & younger) and UI students.