Iowa and Minnesota Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Jan. 2, 2018


Player of the Week
Megan Gustafson, Iowa
F/C – Jr. – Port Wing, Wis. – South Shore

• Averaged 24.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game with two double-doubles, a .619 field-goal percentage and a 1.000 free-throw percentage (22-of-22) last week as No. 23/21 Iowa opened Big Ten play with wins over Wisconsin and No. 21/19 Michigan
• Collected 27 points (making 8-of-9 field goals), 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks in Sunday’s victory over Michigan to post her NCAA-leading 14th double-double of the season
• Registered 21 points and 16 rebounds in last Thursday’s Big Ten opener against Wisconsin
• Earns her sixth career Player of the Week honor and fifth of the season, tying for the second-most Player of the Week awards in a single season and most since Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender had a record-setting six honors in 2010-11
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 26, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., G, MICH: Averaged 28.5 points per game last week, including 33 points and a school-record 10 three-pointers against Penn State last Thursday as No. 21/19 Michigan split its first two conference games
Kenisha Bell, Jr., G, MINN: Posted 28.0 points, 8.5 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game with a double-double to help the Golden Gophers go 1-1 during the opening week of Big Ten play
Tyler Scaife, Sr., G, RU: Registered 24.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last week in leading the Scarlet Knights to a pair of wins to begin the conference season

Freshman of the Week
Destiny Pitts, Minnesota
G/F – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day

• Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game with a double-double last week as Minnesota opened its conference schedule with a win at Northwestern before a close loss at home to Nebraska
• Tallied 22 points (making 6-of-10 three-pointers) and 12 rebounds in last Thursday’s conference opener against Northwestern
• Added 11 points and five rebounds in Sunday’s game against Nebraska
• Earns her fourth career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Dec. 18, 2017)

2017-18 Big Ten Players of the Week
Nov. 13
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB
F: Karissa McLaughlin, PUR

Nov. 20
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
P: Ae’Rianna Harris, So., PUR
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Nov. 27
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 4
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 11
P: Hannah Whitish, So., NEB
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 18
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 26
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Jan. 2
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN