Despite a 70-84 loss at #21 Michigan State on Sunday, senior post player Megan Gustafson scored 30 points and in the process passed Ally Disterhoft (2,102 points) and the late Roy Marble (2,116 points) to become the career scoring leader at the University of Iowa.
With 20 games left this season and with a scoring average of around 25 points per game, Gustafson could add around 500 points to her current total of 2,124 points, putting her sixth all-time in the Big Ten Conference. First up to break into the top ten is former Nebraska player Jordan Hooper who ended her career with 2,357 points.
The 6’3” forward from Port Wing, Wisconsin, continues to add her name to the Iowa and the Big Ten Conference record book. She now holds the team record for career total points and total rebounds as well as a handful of others including field goal percentage. In addition to potentially becoming the sixth highest scorer in conference history, Gustafson should also finish with the second most rebounds in conference history.
Congratulations to Megan and her Hawkeye teammates that helped her reach these incredible records. The Hawkeyes have big plans for success this season and Gustafson will be in the middle of all their success.
The #16 ranked Hawkeyes (9-3, 0-1) look to return to their winning ways as they host Nebraska (6-6, 1-0) on Thursday.