Megan Gustafson will have her No. 10 jersey retired on January 26, the University of Iowa Athletic Department announced Friday.
Though she is currently playing overseas in Hungary, Gustafson will return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the ceremony when Iowa hosts Michigan State at 4 p.m.
Gustafson finished her career in Iowa City as the all-time program leader in scoring and rebounding, amassing 2,804 points and 1,460 boards over her four years as a Hawkeye. For her senior season in 2018-19, she was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year as well as consensus AP and ESPN Player of the Year. She owns 16 school records overall.
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Iowa Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barca had previously announced that Gustafson would have her jersey retired on April 24, but only now has the date been officially confirmed. Gustafson joins Michelle Edwards (No. 30) as the only other player in program history to have her number retired.
Gustafson also announced the news herself on Twitter on Friday, saying she feels “incredibly blessed, humbled and honored” to have her number permanently placed into the rafters of her home arena.
Gustafson also credited her agent, former WNBA player Ticha Penicheiro, with helping arrange the ceremony. Gustafson is just one athlete signed to Penicheiro’s agency, SIG Sports, which also works with other WNBA players such as Kayla McBride, Shekinna Stricklen and Jasmine Thomas.
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