Iowa and Nebraska Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Dec. 26, 2017

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

• Recorded her NCAA-leading 12th double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ win over in-state foe Drake on Dec. 21
• Connected on 11-of-17 shots from the field while adding four blocks and two steals
• Helped Iowa to a 12-1 non-conference record, matching its best start since a similar 12-1 record in 2010-11
• Earns her fifth career Player of the Week honor and fourth of the season
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 18, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Eleanna Christinaki, Jr., G/F, MD: Scored a career-high 32 points in her debut in a Maryland uniform, making 12-of-20 shots, including 6-of-13 three-pointers in the Terrapins’ win at Coppin State on Dec. 20
Kenisha Bell, Jr., G, MINN: Registered her second 30-point game of the season with a game-high 30 points and nine assists (without a turnover) in Minnesota’s victory over UC Riverside on Dec. 22
Ae’Rianna Harris, So., F, PUR: Named MVP of the Basketball Travelers, Inc., Invitational, averaging 16.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game with two double-doubles and a .583 field-goal percentage in her final two games against UT Martin and Saint Mary’s (Calif.), leading Purdue to the tournament title

Freshman of the Week
Kate Cain, Nebraska
C – Middletown, N.Y. – Pine Bush

• Averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game with a .545 field-goal percentage as Nebraska split matchups with Florida Atlantic and Washington State last week
• Posted the third triple-double in school history (first involving blocked shots) with career highs of 22 points, 14 rebounds and a school-record 11 blocks in the win over FAU on Dec. 19
• Paced Nebraska to a 9-4 non-conference record, two more wins than the Huskers registered all of last season
• Earns her fourth career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Kate Cain (Dec. 11, 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