Megan Gustafson has had a legendary career with the women’s Iowa basketball team, and today she added a few pieces of hardware for her work.
Last season, women’s Iowa basketball player Megan Gustafson shared Big Ten Player of the Year honors.
This years though, it’s all hers.
That and numerous other awards handed out by the Big Ten today.
All in all, Megan Gustafson collect three awards: Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Defensive Team, and most importantly, Big Ten Basketball Player of the Year.
We already know Megan Gustafson is the GOAT, but with this impressive list of postseason honors from just the Big Ten, could she be further distancing herself from any future contenders by possibly winning National Player of the Year?
It’s very well possible. Gustafson currently leads the nation in points per game (27.4) and shooting percentage (70.4%) in addition to being fourth in the nation in rebounds per game (13.1) for the #10 ranked Iowa basketball team who are likely to be a #2 seed in the upcoming women’s NCAA Tournament.
We’re not even factoring in a few other impressive feats that the senior forward has accomplished. Thankfully the Big Ten Network put together a pretty nice little graphic summing up some of the amazing-ness of her career.
In addition to Gustafson, a few other women Iowa basketball players collected postseason honors this season. Junior Kathleen Doyle collected First Team All-Big Ten honors while Senior Tania Davis collected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors. Additionally, Hannah Stewart received the Iowa Sportmanship Award.
Fortunately for Lisa Bluder’s squad, this is just the beginning of what could be a pretty magical season.
The women kick off the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday, March 8th when they take on the winner of the #7 Minnesota Gophers vs #10 Indiana Hoosiers contest. The Iowa basketball team is one of the odds-on favorites to win the Big Ten title, and at this point, should be considered a dark-horse candidate to win the national championship.
Winning a national championship would all but guarantee Megan Gustafson National Player of the Year honors, but it’s likely that even getting to just the Elite Eight would do the trick.
Either way, if you haven’t been, you should start paying attention. This team could make history.