Iowa and Maryland Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson and Terrapins’ Taylor Mikesell are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

F/C – Sr. – Port Wing, Wis. – South Shore – Majors: Marketing & Finance

Averaged 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game with a .639 field goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, as No. 17/15 Iowa handed No. 14/18 Rutgers its first Big Ten loss of the year before defeating Purdue to avenge a loss to the Boilers earlier this month

Had 32 points (on 13-of-16 shooting) and 12 rebounds in last Wednesday’s win over Rutgers

Added 25 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday’s win over Purdue, posting her NCAA-leading 19th double-double of the season

Received Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2017-18

Earns her 19th career Big Ten Player of the Week award and ninth this season, tying the conference single-season and career records (Gustafson had nine honors last year and joins Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender who had 19 career awards from 2008-11)

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Jan. 21, 2019)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Jaelynn Penn, So., G, IND: Averaged 21.5 points per game with a .571 three-point percentage last week, including 28 points (6-7 3FG) in a win over Michigan on Jan. 24

Kaila Charles, Jr., G, MD: Registered 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game with a .609 field goal percentage for No. 11/10 Maryland in two conference road wins last week

Jenna Allen, Sr., C, MSU: Dropped in 14.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game with a .632 field goal percentage last week as No. 23/21 MSU earned two Big Ten victories

Freshman of the Week

Taylor Mikesell, Maryland

G – Massillon, Ohio – Jackson – Major: Letters & Sciences

Averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game last week to help the No. 11/10 Terrapins pick up Big Ten road wins at Ohio State and Indiana

Tallied 14 points and seven assists in last Thursday’s victory at OSU

Registered 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in Sunday’s win at Indiana

Collects her first Freshman of the Week award

Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Shakira Austin (Jan. 14, 2019)

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