Iowa’s Gustafson gets unanimous first team
IOWA CITY — Three members of the Iowa women’s basketball team received all-Big Ten accolades it was announced Monday. Sophomore Megan Gustafson was named first team by the coaches and the media. Senior Ally Disterhoft was tabbed first team by the coaches and second team by the media. Kathleen Doyle was named to the all-freshman team.
It’s the first time since 2001 the Hawkeyes have had three first team selections (Cara Consuegra, Lindsey Meder, Randi Peterson). Gustafson and Disterhoft are the 19th and 20th Hawkeyes named first team in program history. Doyle is the third Iowa player in the last four years to be named to the all-freshman team. Gustafson and Disterhoft were named to the freshman team in their respective first years.
Gustafson leads the Hawkeyes this season, averaging a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds a game. She has scored double figures in every game this season. She ranks sixth nationally in field goal percentage, shooting 63.5 percent.
Disterhoft is second on the team, averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 boards a contest while shooting 51.2 percent from the floor. Last week, Disterhoft became just the second Hawkeye in school history to score 2,000 points. Her 2,022 career points only trails Cindy Haugejorde’s 2,059 points.
Doyle is averaging 8.9 points, 4.2 assists, 2.4 boards and 2 steals a game. She has scored double digits 13 times this season, including nine times in conference action. On Sunday she broke the school record for steals in a freshman season. She has 58 steals on the season.