Iowa’s Gustafson named second-team All-American

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named an All-American by USA Today, as she was named to the second team, the first All-American selection in her career.

Gustafson is Iowa’s first All-American since Sam Logic earned the distinction in 2015. She is the first Hawkeye to earn the honor from USA Today.

She was named Big Ten Player of the Year after averaging 25.6 points and 12.7 rebounds and shooting 66.8 percent from the field in 31 games this season. Gustafson broke a Big Ten Tournament and Iowa single-game scoring record with 48 points against Minnesota on March 2 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Gustafson is the only player in the country averaging 25 or more points and 12 or more rebounds per game. She currently ranks in the top-5 nationally in eight statistical categories, leading the nation in points per game, field goal percentage and field goals made (308). She also ranks second in total points with 794 and double-doubles with 27.