Iowa’s Gustafson Named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player Of The Week

Iowa and Michigan Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson and Wolverines’ Naz Hillmon are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

F/C – Sr. – Port Wing, Wis. – South Shore – Majors: Marketing & Finance

  • Also named the espnW National Player of the Week on Monday
  • Averaged 35.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .721 field goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, helping No. 16/16 Iowa to a pair of Big Ten victories
  • Scored 41 points (her second 40-point game this season) while adding 14 rebounds and four blocks on Feb. 7 in a win over No. 23/21 Michigan State
  • Tied a Big Ten record with her 77th career double-double (a mark set by Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender from 2008-11) on Sunday at OSU, registering game highs of 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ victory
  • Received Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2017-18
  • Earns her 21st career Big Ten Player of the Week award and 11th this season, extending her conference single-season and career records in both categories
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Feb. 4, 2019)

 

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Naz Hillmon, Fr., F, MICH: See below

Kenisha Bell, Sr., G, MINN: Averaged 23.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in two Minnesota wins last week, including 24 points and a season-high 11 rebounds in Sunday’s victory over Northwestern

Leigha Brown, Fr., G, NEB: Averaged 18.0 points per game with a .556 three-point percentage in the Huskers’ two wins last week, highlighted by a career-best 30 points on Sunday in a victory over Purdue

 

Freshman of the Week

Naz Hillmon, Michigan

F – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy – Major: Undeclared

  • Came off the bench to average 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game with a .632 field goal percentage and two double-doubles as the Wolverines earned two conference wins
  • Posted a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday’s victory at Penn State, including six consecutive points late in the fourth quarter to help Michigan erase a four-point deficit
  • Added 18 points and 11 rebounds (including a career-high 10 defensive rebounds) in a win over Nebraska on Feb. 7
  • Collects her fifth Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Naz Hillmon (Feb. 4, 2019)

 

2018-19 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Shakira Austin, MD

 

Nov. 19

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Shakira Austin, MD

 

Nov. 26

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Imani Lewis, WIS

 

Dec. 3

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Dorka Juhász, OSU

 

Dec. 10

P: Jenna Allen, Sr., MSU

F: Naz Hillmon, MICH

 

Dec. 17

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Shakira Austin, MD

F: Naz Hillmon, MICH

 

Dec. 24

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Shakira Austin, MD

 

Dec. 31

P: Jenna Allen, Sr., MSU

F: Nia Clouden, MSU

 

Jan. 7

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Leigha Brown, NEB

 

Jan. 14

P: Hallie Thome, Sr., MICH

F: Shakira Austin, MD

 

Jan. 21

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Naz Hillmon, MICH

 

Jan. 28

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Taylor Mikesell, MD

 

Feb. 4

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Naz Hillmon, MICH

F: Sam Haiby, NEB

 

Feb. 11

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Naz Hillmon, MICH