Women's Basketball

ISU women’s hoops picked fourth in preseason poll

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

Irving, Texas — The Iowa State women’s basketball team has been pegged to finish fourth in the Big 12 preseason poll released Wednesday, the teams highest preseason selection since 2008-09. 

Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma made up the top three of the poll with the Bears receiving eight first-place votes, while the Longhorns and Sooners each got one vote for the top spot. 

The Cyclones have met or exceeded their projection in the Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll every season since 2002-03. They return several key players from last year’s team that won 18 games, including junior Seanna Johnson and redshirt sophomore Jadda Buckley. 

Iowa State will tip-off their season on November 13 when Hampton visits Hilton Coliseum. 

2015-16 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

    1.     Baylor (8)                      80

    2.    Texas (1)                        70

    3.    Oklahoma (1)                 69

    4.    Iowa State                      48

    5.    TCU                                47

    6.    West Virginia                 40

    7.    K-State                           36

    8.    Oklahoma State              27

    9.    Texas Tech                     18

   10.    Kansas                           15

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.