Women's Basketball

WBB: Moody taken by San Antonio in WNBA Draft

Nikki Moody became the 13th Iowa State Cyclones women’s basketball player to be drafted into the WNBA on Thursday night when she was selected in the third round, 33rd overall by the San Antonio Stars.

The Dallas native was named an All-American after averaging a career-high 14.5 points and 6.5 assists per game this past season, leading the Cyclones to their ninth-straight NCAA Tournament.

Moody is the sixth Cyclone in the last 11 seasons to be drafted into the WNBA.

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.