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Iowa forward Megan Gustafson runs up court during a second round women's college basketball game against Missouri in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Port Wing native Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.

The South Shore High School graduate led the University of Iowa to the Elite 8 of the NCAA women's basketball tournament in April, and finished as the program's career leader in points and rebounds.

Gustafson also earned player of the year awards from the Associated Press and ESPN, in addition to winning the Naismith Trophy and Honda Award, after leading the nation in scoring (27.8 points per game) and field goal percentage (69.6) during her senior year.

She was drafted 17th overall by the Dallas Wings in this year's WNBA Draft, but was included in the final round of roster cuts prior to the start of the season. The team then re-signed her on June 13 and she is currently averaging 5.4 points per game.

Gustafson recently announced that she will play professionally in Hungary at the conclusion of the WNBA season.

Bo Nickal, a wrestler at Penn State University, was named the Big Ten male athlete of the year.

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