Iowa and Nebraska Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Nebraska’s Kate Cain are this week’s honorees
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)

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