Iowa and Nebraska Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson and Huskers’ Leigha Brown are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

Recorded her NCAA-leading 12th double-double of the season on Jan. 3 against Nebraska, collecting game highs of 28 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks to help No. 19/20 Iowa to the victory

Scored 16 of her points in the second half as the Hawkeyes held off the Huskers’ fourth-quarter rally

Her season-high five blocks were also one off her career best

Selected for Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017-18

Earns her 17th career Player of the Week award, tying Penn State’s Kelly Mazzante (2001-04) for second-most in Big Ten history, and collects her seventh of the season

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 24, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Ali Patberg, Jr., G, IND: Averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game last week, leading the Hoosiers to wins over Penn State and No. 15/17 Michigan State

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Sr., F, NU: Tallied 14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with two double-doubles last week in the Wildcats’ victories over Illinois and No. 15/17 Michigan State

Stasha Carey, Sr., F, RU: Collected 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game with a .571 field goal percentage last week in RU’s 3-0 week, highlighted by 18 points and six rebounds in a Dec. 31 win at No. 4/4 Maryland

Freshman of the Week

Leigha Brown, Nebraska

G/F – Auburn, Ind. – DeKalb

Came off the bench to average 19.5 points per game with a .526 field goal percentage and .556 three-point percentage last week as Nebraska won at Ohio State and dropped a six-point decision at No. 19/20 Iowa

Posted career-high scoring totals in both games last week, including 20 points on Jan. 3 at Iowa

Registered 19 points in the victory at OSU on Dec. 31

Receives her first Freshman of the Week award

Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Kate Cain (Dec. 26, 2017)

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