Iowa’s Gustafson named to Wooden Award Top 25

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named to the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the most prestigious national player of the year honor.

Gustafson is one of three student-athletes not included on the preseason top 30 list to be added to the midseason top 25.

Through 17 games this season, Gustafson averages 22.7 points and 12.6 rebounds. She is shooting 68.8 percent from the field and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line. Gustafson is currently ranked in the top-15 nationally in 10 categories. She leads the nation in double-doubles with 16, ranks second in field goal percentage and field goals made, fourth in total points, fifth in rebounds, seventh in rebounds per game and defensive rebounds per game, eighth in points per game, 12th in free throws made and 15th in offensive rebounds per game.

Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament.