Iowa and Minnesota Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

by | Jan 2, 2018 | RRSN News | 0 comments

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Minnesota’s Destiny Pitts are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

Averaged 24.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game with two double-doubles, a .619 field-goal percentage and a 1.000 free-throw percentage (22-of-22) last week as No. 23/21 Iowa opened Big Ten play with wins over Wisconsin and No. 21/19 Michigan

Collected 27 points (making 8-of-9 field goals), 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks in Sunday’s victory over Michigan to post her NCAA-leading 14th double-double of the season

Registered 21 points and 16 rebounds in last Thursday’s Big Ten opener against Wisconsin

Earns her sixth career Player of the Week honor and fifth of the season, tying for the second-most Player of the Week awards in a single season and most since Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender had a record-setting six honors in 2010-11

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 26, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., G, MICH: Averaged 28.5 points per game last week, including 33 points and a school-record 10 three-pointers against Penn State last Thursday as No. 21/19 Michigan split its first two conference games

Kenisha Bell, Jr., G, MINN: Posted 28.0 points, 8.5 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game with a double-double to help the Golden Gophers go 1-1 during the opening week of Big Ten play

Tyler Scaife, Sr., G, RU: Registered 24.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last week in leading the Scarlet Knights to a pair of wins to begin the conference season

Freshman of the Week

Destiny Pitts, Minnesota

G/F – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day

Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game with a double-double last week as Minnesota opened its conference schedule with a win at Northwestern before a close loss at home to Nebraska

Tallied 22 points (making 6-of-10 three-pointers) and 12 rebounds in last Thursday’s conference opener against Northwestern

Added 11 points and five rebounds in Sunday’s game against Nebraska

Earns her fourth career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Dec. 18, 2017)

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