One day after breaking a 45-year-old Iowa record for career double-doubles, Hawkeye women’s basketball player Megan Gustafson broke a Big Ten record today when she was named the conference’s player of the week for a Big Ten-record seventh time this season.
The Hawkeyes’ junior post player earned the honor by averaging 30.5 points, 16 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in Iowa’s two Big Ten victories last week.
Gustafson scored 36 points on 14-of-19 shooting and collected 17 rebounds during an overtime victory at Michigan State on Thursday and followed that Sunday with a 25-point, 15-rebound performance against Minnesota when she scored all but five of her points in the second half.
The Port Wing, Wisconsin native collected the 48th and 49th double-doubles of her career last week, passing the previous record for a Hawkeye basketball player — male or female — set by Kevin Kunnert from 1971-73.
Gustafson has been named the Big Ten player of the week on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, Dec. 26, Jan. 2 and Jan. 15 in addition to being recognized today, breaking the previous best of six player of the week honors set by Jantel Lavender of Ohio State durinig the 2010-11 season.