Patience pays off for Iowa's Hannah Stewart

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - There's no question that Hannah Stewart would be a starter on any other Big Ten team. Even though she's coming off the bench, her scoring numbers have been up this year.

However, her first couple of seasons were a challenge. The former Miss Basketball from North Dakota wasn't used to coming off the bench.

"I was a 5-year starter in high school," said Stewart. "And when you come to college, you realize that you're not the best player in the world. There's great players out there and you're going to have to compete for a spot. That was definitely a change and it honestly hit me like a brick wall."