Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones signee Ashley Joens named to Naismith High School midseason list

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State signee Ashley Joens was named to the Naismith Trophy High School Watch List, which honors the nation’s top high school player. Joens is one of just 25 high school athletes from around the country to make the midseason list.

Joens, a 5-9 guard from Iowa City, Iowa, is a three-time first-team All-State honoree. She led City High School to three-straight Mississippi Valley conference championships, including a regional championship last season. Joens is also a three-time conference MVP. She has averaged double figures all four seasons.Joens ranks No. 1 in the state averaging 28.8 points per game this season. She is also averaging 11.1 rebounds while shooting 63.5 percent from the field and 69.6 percent from long range on the year. She has also led Iowa City High to a No. 1 state ranking. 

She is ranked the No. 19 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by ESPN’s Hoop Gurlz and is No. 28 by ProspectsNation.com. The Naismith Girls All-America Teams will be revealed in March.

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.