Megan Gustafson  (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Megan Gustafson (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Iowa center Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference Freshman-of-the-Week. Gustafson averaged a double-double with 14 points and 10.7 rebounds per game to guide Iowa to a 2-1 record last week. She shot 56 percent from the field and averaged 3.3 blocks per contest in the three-game stretch.

“I’m really happy for her because she has worked so hard ever since she arrived on campus”, said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. “She has been so productive in the last nine games she has been in the starting lineup. I am very happy for her.”

Gustafson leads Big Ten freshmen with 50 blocks this season, which is the third-highest total among all freshmen in Iowa history.

Iowa is 7-9 and visits Penn State on Wednesday night.