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Gustafson registers fourth straight Big 10 honor

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Megan Gustafson (10) grabs a rebound in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Nov. 29, at the Purcell Pavilion. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson earned her fourth consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week award.

Gustafson averaged 29 points and 11 rebounds in a pair of games last week, shooting 77.4 percent from the field and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line.

In an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup against No. 1 Notre Dame, Gustafson netted 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting and registered 10 rebounds.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Gustafson scored a season-high 32 points on 13-of-15 shooting from the field in just 23 minutes action against Robert Morris. The Port Wing native, and former South Shore Cardinal, was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and pulled down 12 rebounds to notch the 61st double-double of her career.

Gustafson is three rebounds shy of tying Iowa's all-time career rebounding record of 1,067 (Cindy Haugejorde, 1980). She is 23 points away from reaching 2,000 career points.  

The conference award is the 14th of Gustafson's career and fourth of the season. She broke a Big Ten single-season record last season with nine Player of the Week honors. She was also named to the conference's weekly honor roll six times.

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