NEW YORK (KWWL) – The wait was longer than expected, but Megan Gustafson is set to begin her professional journey. The Dallas Wings selected the Iowa senior with the third pick in the second round of Wednesday night’s WNBA draft (17th overall).
The selection comes on the heels that saw Gustafson lead Iowa to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. In the process she re-wrote the Hawkeye record books.
Last week the Hawkeye forward became the first Iowa player in history to win the Naismith Trophy as the NCAA Player of the Year. This season she led the nation in scoring (27.9 ppg) and field goal percentage (69.6). Gustafson became just the fourth player in history to finish a season with 1,000 points and leaves Iowa as the program’s all-time leading scorer (2,804).