Iowa Women's Basketball

The Megan Gustafson File: 2018-19 awards, honors, rankings and records

Iowa women's basketball star named national player of the year by ESPN, AP, Naismith

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson (10) acknowledges her family and the Hawkeyes fans as she comes out of the game late in the fourth quarter of their Sweet 16 win over North Carolina State. On Thursday, Gustafson earned the Naismith Award on Saturday, just two days after the Associated Press selected her as its national player of the year. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa’s Megan Gustafson (10) acknowledges her family and the Hawkeyes fans as she comes out of the game late in the fourth quarter of their Sweet 16 win over North Carolina State. On Thursday, Gustafson earned the Naismith Award on Saturday, just two days after the Associated Press selected her as its national player of the year. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

 

IOWA CITY — Add the Naismith Award to Megan Gustafson’s awards haul.

Gustafson earned the Naismith honor Saturday, just the latest of numerous awards that have come her way in recent weeks.

Other highlights include national-player-of-the-year awards by the Associated Press, and ESPN. She also earned the Ann Meyers Drysdale award and the Lisa Leslie Award.

Here are the high points of her 2018-19 resume so far, and will be updated as the awards keep rolling in:

 

HONORS & AWARDS:

* Naismith national player of the year

* Associated Press national player of the year

* ESPN national player of the year

* Ann Meyers Drysdale national player of the year

* Lisa Leslie Award

* First-team all-America (Associated Press)

* First-team all-America (ESPN)

* First-team all-America (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association)

* Lisa Leslie Award

* Senior CLASS Award

* Unanimous first-team all-Big Ten (coaches & media)

* Big Ten player of the year (coaches & media)

* Big Ten tournament MVP

* 13-time Big Ten player of the week

 

IOWA RECORDS:

* Points in a game — 48, March 2, 2018 (vs. Minnesota)

* Points in a season — 1,001, 2018-19

* Points in a career — 2,804, 2015-19

* Rebounds in a season — 481, 2018-19

* Rebounds in a career — 1,459, 2015-19

* Double-doubles in a season — 33, 2018-19

* Double-doubles in a career — 88, 2015-19

 

NCAA DIVISION-I STATISTICAL SEASON RANKS (through regional semifinals):

* Scoring — No. 1, 27.8 points per game

* Points — No. 1, 1,001 (4th all-time Division-I)

* Field-goal percentage — No. 1, .696

* Field goals made — No. 1, 412

* Double-doubles — No. 1, 33 (ties Division-I record)

* Rebounds — No. 2, 481

* Rebounds per game — No. 3, 13.4 per game

 

NCAA DIVISION-I ALL-TIME CAREER RANKS (through first 2 rounds of 2019 NCAA):

* Double-doubles — No. 4, 88

* Field-goal percentage — No. 5, .657 (1,136-1,730)

* Rebounds — No. 14, 1,459

* Points — No. 24, 2,804

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