Iowa and Maryland Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson and Terrapins’ Shakira Austin are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

Averaged 24.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with an .846 field goal percentage and two double-doubles for No. 13/17 Iowa in two wins last week

Set a Big Ten and Iowa record by going 13-for-13 from the field on Nov. 13 at Western Kentucky, finishing with 29 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes

Added 20 points (9-13 FG), 10 rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes on Nov. 17 against North Carolina Central

Recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017-18

Earns her 12th career Player of the Week award and second of the season

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Nov. 12, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Shay Colley, Jr., G, MSU: Nearly posted a triple-double on Sunday in the Spartans’ win over Wright State, winding up with 21 points (8-12 FG), eight rebounds and a career high-tying nine assists.

Taiye Bello, Jr., F, MINN: Averaged 12.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game with a .714 field goal percentage and two double-doubles to pace the No. 25 Golden Gophers to two wins last week

Ae’Rianna Harris, Jr., F, PUR: Recorded 16.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .789 field goal percentage and a double-double last week, making a school-record 10-of-10 field goals on Sunday against Purdue Fort Wayne

Freshman of the Week

Shakira Austin, Maryland

F – Fredricksburg, Va. – Riverdale Baptist

Came off the bench to average 9.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game last week, helping No. 9/10 Maryland to road victories at George Washington and No. 10/11 South Carolina

Played a key role in the Terrapins’ win at top-10 foe South Carolina on Sunday with a double-double, registering 10 points (5-8 FG) and a game-high 16 rebounds, including nine at the offensive end

Contributed eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds and five blocks in Nov. 14 victory at GW

Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Shakira Austin (Nov. 12, 2018)

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