Gustafson and Carleton tabbed as All-Americans
University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been selected as a first-team All-American by ESPNW, while Iowa State University senior Bridget Carleton was named to the second team.
Gustafson was a unanimous first-team selection along with Napheesa Collier from the University of Connecticut, Sabrina Ionescu from Oregon and Asia Durr from Louisville. She was also a third-team selection last year on the ESPNW All-American team.
Gustafson leads the country in field goal percentage (69.6) and points per game (28), total points (897) and field goals made (369). She is also second in double-doubles (30) and defensive rebounds per game (10), third in total rebounds (424) and fourth in rebounds per game (13.3). She was also named the Big Ten Player of the Year for a second-straight year, the only Hawkeye to ever win two yearly honors. She is also a finalist for the Wooden Award for the nation’s top player.
Carleton, this season’s Big 12 Player of the Year, averaged 21.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. She has led the Cyclones to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll, and she is the first Iowa State woman to ever win the Big 12 Player of the Year.
This season Carleton has scored the most total points (706) and averaged the most points per game (21.4) in a single season in Cyclone history. She is also tied for third in steals (75) and third in free-throws made (164).
She is the first Iowa State woman to ever appear on the ESPNW All-America teams, and she has been named a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award and the Wooden Award.