Megan Gustafson was the best player in women’s college basketball this season, averaging 27.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and shooting 69.7% from the floor. It is no wonder she will receive the highest honor for an Iowa basketball player.
The 6-foot-3 forward will have No. 10 jersey retired and it will hang in the rafters of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. An official retirement ceremony will take place at a later date. Gustafson is the second Iowa women’s basketball player to have her jersey retired. Michelle Edwards had her No. 30 jersey retired in 1988.
Nonetheless, this is the ultimate culmination of the outstanding career of Megan Gustafson.
“I was not expecting that,” Gustafson added during the end of the year celebration. “It was super special to celebrate my team and what we’ve been able to accomplish this year. This is something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. But again, I have to thank my teammates and my coaches. They have made me into the player and the person that I am.”
A native of Port Wing, Wisconsin, Megan Gustafson is the first consensus national player of the year in the history of Big Ten women’s basketball. Along with this honor, she leaves as the most honored Hawkeye in program history. Gustafson owns 16 career records at Iowa.
For example, the Naismith Player of the Year is the Hawkeyes’ career leader in points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The All-American is also the fourth Division I female student-athlete to score over 1,000 points in a single season.
Megan Gustafson was superb this past season. She leaves college as one of the best to ever play the game and her career continues. Regardless of how her pro career turns out, she will forever be enshrined in Iowa lore.
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