Women's Basketball

Carleton named honorable mention preseason All-Big 12

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

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his fifth 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 has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He’s the sideline reporter for KASI’s Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station’s baseball broadcasts during the summer.