Gustafson named AP All-American

Hawkeye junior is 2nd-teamer; ISU’s Carleton gets mention

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa forward Megan Gustafson celebrates during the second half of a women’s college basketball game Dec. 6, 2017, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Gustafson was named to The Associated Press All-America second team on Monday.

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named a second team All-American by the Associated Press.

Gustafson is the sixth AP All-American in program history and the first since Sam Logic earned third team accolades in 2015. She is the first Hawkeye ever to be named to the AP first or second team. Gustafson received seven first place votes and 74 total points.

Gustafson averaged 25.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and shot 67.1 percent from the field in 32 contests this season. The 2018 Big Ten Player of the Year leads the nation in points per game, field-goal percentage and field goals made (320). She also ranks second in double-doubles with 28, third in total points with 823 and fourth in defensive rebounds with nine per game.

Gustafson has also earned several other All-American honors, as she was selected to the first team by Sports Illustrated, second team by College Sports Madness and the USA Today and third team by ESPNW.

Carleton given honorable mention

Iowa State junior Bridget Carleton was also named to the AP All-American teams, given an honorable mention for her work this season.

Carleton is the first Cyclone to earn All-American by AP since Hallie Christofferson in 2014 and the ninth Cyclone all-time.

She led Iowa State with 19.2 points per game, ranking third all-time for a single season in ISU history. Her 594 points on the year rank fourth all-time in a single season, behind Angie Welle’s 2001 mark of 605 points.

In addition to her 19.2 points per game, Carleton averaged 6.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals per contest. She was a top-10 finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award, which honors the nation’s top small forward.