Women's Basketball

WBB: Carleton named first-team All-Big 12 for second straight year

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

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

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball junior guard Bridget Carleton was yet again honored for her excellence on the court, after being tabbed one of just six unanimous selections to the All-Big 12 First Team. She joins just Texas’ Brooke McCarty and Baylor’s Kalani Brown as the only three Big 12 players to be a unanimous selection in back-to-back seasons.

Carleton is averaging 18.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists on the year, but an even more impressive 19.3 points, 6.6 boards, 3.1 assists and 2.0 steals in conference action. She has reached double figures in all 29 of Iowa State’s games and was named a top-10 finalist for the Cheryl Miller award for her efforts on the court.

Carleton leads Iowa State in both points (18.8), rebounds (6.7), steals (2.1), blocks (0.9) and 3-pointers made (61). Her 545 points so far this season rank sixth in school history and her 18.8 points per game rank fourth.

Carleton becomes the sixth Cyclone to earn All-Big 12 First-Team honors in back-to-back seasons, joining ISU greats Hallie Christofferson, Chelsea Poppens, Lyndsey Medders, Angie Welle and Stacy Frese.

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.