Kenny Cox | Posted: 9 Jan 2023 | Updated: 2 Feb 2023

Gustin wins WCC Player of the Week after career game

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Lauren Gustin - WCC Jan 9

SAN MATEO, Calif. — BYU forward Lauren Gustin was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, her second honor of the 2022-23 season, on Monday. 

Gustin, a 6-foot-1, Salem, Utah product, led BYU to its fourth consecutive win with her second 20-20 performance of the year, scoring 21 points and pulling down a career-high 24 rebounds. The 24 rebounds also tied the Marriott Center record for most rebounds in a single game, accomplished twice before by BYU Hall of Famer Tina Gunn Robison in 1978. 

The Katrina McClain Award candidate and two-time all-conference selection leads the WCC in every rebounding category and her 247 total rebounds are 97 more than the player in second place. She is sixth in points per game at 15.9. 

Gustin has 15 double-doubles in 16 games this year, including two 20-20 games. Her double-doubles rank No. 2 nationally while her 15.4 rebounds per game also ranks No. 2. She leads the country in defensive boards with 11.2 and is three off of the NCAA lead in total rebounds.

An AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2021, Gustin was also named the WCC Player of the Week on Dec. 5.

BYU hits the road this week, traveling to LMU on Thursday, Jan. 12. 

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