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Women's Basketball

RELEASE: ISU women add talented 6-2 Australian Lauren Mills

Head coach Bill Fennelly calls out to the Cyclones at the Oklahoma game on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Photo by: Lani Tons

The following is a news release courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball program and head coach Bill Fennelly announced Thursday the addition of Lauren Mills. Mills hails from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and will have four years of eligibility with the Cyclones.

“We are excited to add Lauren to the Cyclone women’s basketball family,” Fennelly said. “Getting Lauren here now allows her to get acclimated in all areas of Division I basketball and how we do things at Iowa State.  Adding inside depth is always important at this level and we feel Lauren has a great upside.”

Mills is a 6-2 forward/center who has competed on development teams in her native Australia, representing Tasmania in the U14 through U18 Basketball Championships. Over the last two seasons, Mills has competed at the highest levels in netball in Tasmania. She will wear No. 14 for Iowa State.

“I’m extremely happy and excited to be here in Ames and I cannot wait to start working with the coaching staff and the girls over the next four years,” Mills said.

Mills is immediately eligible, but is expected to redshirt the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Mills is the fourth Australian to play for the Cyclones, joining Alison Lacey, Lauren Mansfield and current Cyclone, Bride Kennedy-Hopoate.


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.

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