Iowa and Northwestern Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Northwestern’s Lindsey Pulliam are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

Averaged 30.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .600 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, helping Iowa to a pair of Big Ten victories

Collected 36 points (on 14-of-19 shooting) and 17 rebounds in last Thursday’s win at Michigan State, including two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to force overtime

Tallied 25 points and 15 rebounds in Sunday’s win over Minnesota, setting a school record (men’s or women’s) with her 49th career double-double, topping men’s basketball standout Kevin Kunnert’s mark of 48 from 1971-73

Earns her eighth career Player of the Week honor and seventh of the season, the latter a Big Ten record for the most Player of the Week awards in a single season, surpassing the six awards by Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender in 2010-11

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Jan. 15, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Kaila Charles, So., G/F, MD: Averaged 23.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .690 field-goal percentage and a double-double in Maryland’s two conference victories last week

Stephanie Mavunga, Sr., F, OSU: Registered 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game with a .548 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles last week as Ohio State picked up two Big Ten wins

Dominique Oden, So., G, PUR: Logged 24.0 points per game with a .552 field-goal percentage last week, helping Purdue win twice on the road in conference play, including a victory at No. 13/14 Michigan

Freshman of the Week

Lindsey Pulliam, Northwestern

G – Silver Spring, Md. – Our Lady of Good Counsel

Scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-19 shooting in Northwestern’s overtime loss at Indiana on Sunday

Helped the Wildcats rally from a 16-point deficit with five minutes remaining in regulation, scoring 12 points down the stretch to force overtime

Continues to lead all Big Ten freshmen in scoring this season at 15.0 ppg.

Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Nia Coffey (Jan. 28, 2014)

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