Iowa and Northwestern Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Feb. 5, 2018


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

• Averaged 30.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .600 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, helping Iowa to a pair of Big Ten victories
• Collected 36 points (on 14-of-19 shooting) and 17 rebounds in last Thursday’s win at Michigan State, including two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to force overtime
• Tallied 25 points and 15 rebounds in Sunday’s win over Minnesota, setting a school record (men’s or women’s) with her 49th career double-double, topping men’s basketball standout Kevin Kunnert’s mark of 48 from 1971-73
• Earns her eighth career Player of the Week honor and seventh of the season, the latter a Big Ten record for the most Player of the Week awards in a single season, surpassing the six awards by Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender in 2010-11
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Jan. 15, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Kaila Charles, So., G/F, MD: Averaged 23.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .690 field-goal percentage and a double-double in Maryland’s two conference victories last week
Stephanie Mavunga, Sr., F, OSU: Registered 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game with a .548 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles last week as Ohio State picked up two Big Ten wins
Dominique Oden, So., G, PUR: Logged 24.0 points per game with a .552 field-goal percentage last week, helping Purdue win twice on the road in conference play, including a victory at No. 13/14 Michigan

Freshman of the Week
Lindsey Pulliam, Northwestern
G – Silver Spring, Md. – Our Lady of Good Counsel

• Scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-19 shooting in Northwestern’s overtime loss at Indiana on Sunday
• Helped the Wildcats rally from a 16-point deficit with five minutes remaining in regulation, scoring 12 points down the stretch to force overtime
• Continues to lead all Big Ten freshmen in scoring this season at 15.0 ppg.
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Nia Coffey (Jan. 28, 2014)

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

Jan. 22
P: Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., MICH
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
F: Jaelynn Penn, IND

Jan. 29
P: Kaila Charles, So., MD
F: Jaelynn Penn, IND

Feb. 5
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Lindsey Pulliam, NU