Jan 18, 2017; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Bridget Carleton (21) is guarded by Baylor Bears guard Alexis Prince (12) during the second half at Ferrell Center. Baylor won 68-42. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball junior Bridget Carleton was named preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention by the Big 12 Conference coaches, the league announced Wednesday.
This marks Carleton’s first preseason honorable mention nod. Carleton was one of just four returning unanimous All-Big 12 first-team members from the 2016-17 season.
Carleton averaged 15.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 1.1 steals. The Chatham, Ontario, Canada native, also finished last season second in the nation in free throw percentage, netting 93.9 percent from the charity stripe. She currently ranks first in the Iowa State record books in career free-throw percentage, at 88 percent. Last season, Carleton earned two Big 12 Player of the Week honors and scored in double figures in 24 of 31 games.
Iowa State officially begins the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10 against South Dakota at noon in Hilton Coliseum.
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Kalani Brown, Baylor
Kaylee Jensen, Oklahoma State
Ariel Atkins, Texas
Brooke McCarty, Texas
Tynice Martin, West Virginia
Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school)
Lauren Cox (Baylor), Kristy Wallace (Baylor), Bridget Carleton (Iowa State), Maddie Manning (Oklahoma) and Vionise Pierre-Louis (Oklahoma)
Preseason Player of the Year
Kalani Brown, Baylor, C, 6-7, Jr, Slidell, La.
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Jatarie White, Texas, F/C, 6-4, Jr, Charlotte, N.C.
Preseason Freshman of the Year
Chasity Patterson, Texas, G, 5-5, Houston, Texas