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 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.