Iowa and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson and Buckeyes’ Dorka Juhász are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

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

Averaged 29.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game with a .655 field goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, leading No. 14/13 Iowa to two Big Ten wins and into a tie for first place in the conference standings

Set a Big Ten record for career double-doubles this week (now with 79), topping the previous mark of 77 established by Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender from 2008-11

Scored a game-high 31 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked three shots in Sunday’s win over No. 7/8 Maryland, the Hawkeyes’ first victory over the Terrapins since 1992

A 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten selection

Earns her 22nd career Big Ten Player of the Week award and 12th this season, extending her conference single-season and career records in both categories

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Feb. 11, 2019)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Hallie Thome, Sr., C, MICH: Averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .579 field goal percentage and a double-double in the Wolverines’ two Big Ten victories last week, while also scoring her 2,000th career point on Sunday at Illinois

Destiny Pitts, So., G/F, MINN: Registered 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with a .600 field goal percentage and .462 three-point percentage in the Golden Gophers’ two conference wins

Marsha Howard, Sr., F, WIS: Posted 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last week, including 28 points, five rebounds and four steals in the Badgers’ Feb. 14 win over No. 24/22 Michigan State (Wisconsin’s first victory over a Top 25 opponent since Jan. 31, 2013)

Freshman of the Week

Dorka Juhász, Ohio State

F – Pecs, Hungary – PTS Babits – Major: Undeclared

Averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .619 field goal percentage and a double-double last week to help the Buckeyes collect a pair of Big Ten wins

Recorded her ninth double-double of the season with game highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds in Sunday’s win over Wisconsin

Added nine points, 13 rebounds and a season-high three blocks in a Feb. 14 win at No. 23/24 Rutgers

Collects her second Freshman of the Week award

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Dorka Juhász (Dec. 3, 2018)

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