CSU women’s hoops forward Elin Gustavsson earns MW Player of the Week

Sam Lounsberry

Following her 22-point, seven-rebound performance Wednesday against in-state rival Colorado, CSU junior forward Elin Gustavsson was named the Mountain West women’s basketball Player of the Week Monday.

Gustavsson shot 8-for-13 from the floor against the Buffs and went 2-for-2 from three-point range to help lead the Rams to a thrilling last-second 64-63 victory. Defensively, she was also stellar, recording two blocks and a steal.

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The win was CSU’s first over CU since 2009, and fourth-year head coach Ryun Williams’ first successful outing against the in-state rival.

Wednesday marked Gustavsson’s third straight game scoring 20-plus points against CU. Last season, she went for a career-high 28 points in Boulder in a double-overtime loss to the Buffs.

The forward out of Angelholm, Sweden has now won two MW Player of the Week awards in her career. This is the first time a CSU player has been honored this season.

Collegian Sports Reporter Sam Lounsberry can be reached at sports@collegian.com and on Twitter @samlounz.