Women's Basketball

Ricketts has surgery on fractured wrist, to miss 8-12 weeks

Iowa State women’s basketball freshman forward Claire Ricketts will miss the next eight to 12 weeks after having surgery Tuesday for a wrist fracture she suffered during the season opening win over USC-Upstate.

 Ricketts had played in all three of Iowa State’s wins to start the season and started in both exhibitions. She averaged 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game while backing up fellow freshman Bryanna Fernstrom.

This leaves Iowa State even more thin inside. Only Fernstrom, junior Madison Baier and senior Fallon Ellis having gotten significant minutes inside for the Cyclones this year.

 Ricketts will not travel with the team to Moraga, Calif. for the St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Tournament. 

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.