More weekly honors for Lindstrom and Gustafson
The awards keep coming up for local basketball players Jessica Lindstrom and Megan Gustafson.
Lindstrom, a former Superior Spartan and senior for the UW-Green Bay Phoenix, was named the Horizon League Player of the Week; while Gustafson, from Port Wing and a junior for the Iowa Hawkeyes, was named to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll.
Lindstrom helped lead Green Bay to a 2-0 record in a pair of road games last week, averaging 21.5 points and 14.5 rebounds a game.
The 2014 graduate of Superior High School, started the week off with a 29-point and 17-rebound performance to surpass the 1,000 points barrier and move into seventh on Green Bay’s all-time rebounding list.
The 29 points scored at Dayton set a new career high for Lindstrom and the 17-rebound effort tied her previous career best. She finished the week with a double-double in both games.
Green Bay hosts Bradley at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Gustafson has earned conference recognition in each of the first five weeks of the season. The weekly award is the 11th of her career.
The former South Shore Cardinal averaged 17.5 points, 12 rebounds, and shot 73.3 percent from the field in a pair of wins last week.
After being held to two points in the first half against Iowa State, Gustafson netted 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the second half to finish the game with her ninth double-double of the season (16 points, 14 rebounds). She also made 6-of-7 free throws in the fourth quarter to lead Iowa to its first victory in Ames, Iowa, since 1989.
On Dec. 9, Gustafson shot 85.7 percent from the field (6-for-7) and registered her 10th double-double of the season (19 points, 10 rebounds) in 23 minutes of action against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Gustafson, who has 37 double-doubles in her career, was also named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 13 and Dec. 4, and was named to the Player of the Week Honor Roll on Nov. 20 and Nov. 27.
Gustafson is currently ranked in the top-six nationally in seven categories. She leads the nation in field goals made (98) and double-doubles (10), ranks second in field goal percentage (70.0) and rebounds (138), fifth in rebounds per game (12.5) and total points (236), and sixth in defensive rebounds per game (8).
Iowa plays at Northern Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday.