Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball lands top in-state recruit

According to the Ames Tribune,Bill Fennelly’s Iowa State women’s basketball program picked up a commitment on Wednesday from the top-ranked player in the state.

Meredith Burkhall, a 6-foot-3 forward out of Des Moines Roosevelt, is the nation’s 41st ranked player in the class of 2015 according to ProspectsNation.com. Burkhall reportedly chose the Cyclones over Oklahoma, Kansas State, Iowa, Rutgers, LSU and Drake. 

Burkhall is the third known verbal commitment in Iowa State’s 2015 class. She averaged 18.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game as a junior. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.