Husker Hannah Whitish earns All-Big Ten honorable mention

Husker Hannah Whitish earns All-Big Ten honorable mention
Nebraska's Hannah Whitish, left, drives past Maryland's Kaila Charles. Whitish earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Nebraska junior Hannah Whitish earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors Monday while Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the conference player of the year.

Whitish leads the Huskers with 10.1 points and 4.3 assists this season and is fifth in the conference in 3-point shooting percentage (.363). She made the All-Big Ten second team last season.

Gustafson averaged 28.4 points and 13.8 rebounds and shot 68.7 percent from the field in conference games while winning the player of the year award for the second time.

Gustafson, one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy awarded to the nation’s top player, leads the country in field goal percentage (70.8) and points per game (27.7). Her 27 double-doubles are second in the nation.

Gustafson closed her regular-season career with 34 points and 12 rebounds against Northwestern.

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