Iowa and Maryland Earn Weekly Women’s Hoops Awards

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

• Scored a season-high 44 points (17-26 FG), the most by a Big Ten student this season, and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 16/15 Iowa past in-state rival Drake on Dec. 21

• Her 17 made field goals tied for seventh-most in a single game in Big Ten history

• Leads the nation in scoring (26.5 ppg.), field goal percentage (.747) and double-doubles (10) this year

• Chosen as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2017-18

• Earns her 16th career Player of the Week award, one shy of Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante for second-most in Big Ten history, and collects her sixth of the season

• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 17, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Jenna Allen, Sr., C, MSU: Registered 23 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for her team-leading third double-double of the season on Dec. 20 as No. 22/22 MSU defeated Florida Atlantic

Kenisha Bell, Sr., G, MINN: Had a near triple-double on Dec. 22 against Rhode Island with season highs of 28 points and nine assists along with seven rebounds in the win for the No. 13/16 Golden Gophers

Ae’Rianna Harris, Jr., F, PUR: Averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game with a .609 field goal percentage last week, helping the Boilermakers to wins over Albany and previously-unbeaten Bradley

Freshman of the Week

Shakira Austin, Maryland

F – Fredericksburg, Va. – Riverdale Baptist

• Nearly recorded a triple-double in her first career start on Dec. 20 at Delaware, finishing with 17 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in the Terrapins’ victory

• Her eight blocked shots also tied the Maryland school record for a single game

• Helped the fifth-ranked Terrapins wind up non-conference play with an 11-0 record

• Collects her fourth career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Shakira Austin (Dec. 17, 2018)

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


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