Iowa and Maryland Earn Weekly WBB Awards

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

F/C – Sr. – Port Wing, Wis. – South Shore

• Opened the 2018-19 season with a double-double (23 points/17 rebounds), along with six assists and four blocks, as No. 13/17 Iowa defeated Oral Roberts on Nov. 9

• Finished two rebounds and one assist away from her career highs in those categories

• Led the Hawkeyes in points (converting 11-of-18 shots from the field), rebounds, assists and blocks in the victory

• Received Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017-18

• Earns her 11th career Player of the Week award and first of the season

• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Feb. 26, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Hallie Thome, Sr., C, MICH: Posted a double-double in Michigan’s season-opening win against Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 9, finishing with 25 points (9-14 FG) and 10 rebounds, plus three steals

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Sr., F, NU: Averaged 14.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game with a pair of double-doubles last week as Northwestern prevailed at Green Bay and toppled No. 21/20 Duke in the Wildcats’ home opener at renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena

Marsha Howard, Sr., F, WIS: Registered game highs of 18 points (9-14 FG) and 14 rebounds in 22 minutes to help the Badgers to a season-opening victory over Winthrop on Nov. 8

Freshman of the Week

Shakira Austin, Maryland

F – Fredricksburg, Va. – Riverdale Baptist

• Averaged 13.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game last week as No. 9/10 Maryland began its season with home wins against Coppin State and Dayton

• Collected 12 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocks in her collegiate debut on Nov. 9 vs. Coppin State — her 21 rebounds were the most by a Maryland student since Jan. 19, 2012, when Tianna Hawkins grabbed a school-record 24 rebounds vs. Wake Forest, while her seven blocks were one off the school record

• Added 14 points, six rebounds and three steals in Sunday’s victory over Dayton

• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Kaila Charles (Jan. 23, 2017)

2018-19 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12

P: Megan Gustafson, Sr., IOWA

F: Shakira Austin, MD

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