Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Jan. 15, 2018


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

• Scored a career-high 37 points on 17-of-23 field goals, while adding 14 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 17th double-double of the season in last Saturday’s loss at home to Purdue
• Tied a school record with her 17 made field goals, matching Amy Herrig’s total against Northwestern on Feb. 14, 1999
• Also tied for the second-most field goals made in a Big Ten game and most since Minnesota’s Rachel Banham made a conference-record 19 field goals against Northwestern on Feb. 7, 2016 
• Earns her seventh career Player of the Week honor and sixth of the season, tying the Big Ten record for the most Player of the Week awards in a single season set by Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender in 2010-11
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Jan. 2, 2018)

Co-Player of the Week
Taryn McCutcheon, Michigan State
G – So. – East Lansing, Mich. – East Lansing

• Registered a career-high 25 points, including 6-of-10 three-pointers while adding five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the Spartans’ win at No. 11 Maryland last Thursday
• Her six three-pointers tied for seventh in school history and were the most by an MSU student since Tori Jankoska made eight treys against Ohio State on Jan. 10, 2017
• Helped Michigan State to its first-ever win over Maryland and became the first Big Ten school other than Ohio State to defeat the Terrapins in their four seasons as a conference member
• Collects her first career Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Tori Jankoska (Feb. 20, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., G, MICH: Averaged 24.5 points and 4.0 assists per game in two Wolverine wins last week, while also becoming Michigan’s all-time leading scorer (male or female) with 2,457 career points, passing former Wolverine men’s standout Glen Rice (2,442 from 1985-89)
Stephanie Mavunga, Sr., F, OSU: Collected her third consecutive double-double and ninth of the season with 20 points and 18 rebounds last Saturday in the Buckeyes’ win at Indiana
Andreona Keys, Sr., G, PUR: Instrumental in Purdue’s two victories over ranked opponents last week, averaging 22.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game with a .571 field-goal percentage and a .714 three-point percentage, including a career-high 34 points in last Saturday’s win at No. 18/17 Iowa

Freshman of the Week
Hailey Brown, Michigan
F – Hamilton, Ontario – The RISE Centre

• Averaged 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game with a .682 field-goal percentage, including 4-of-4 three-point attempts in leading No. 23/20 Michigan to a pair of Big Ten wins last week
• Scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting (and made all three of her three-point tries) while grabbing eight rebounds in last Wednesday’s victory over Indiana
• Added 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season in last Saturday’s overtime win at Nebraska
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Kysre Gondrezick (Feb. 27, 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

Jan. 8
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Jan. 15
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Taryn McCutcheon, So., MSU
F: Hailey Brown, MICH