Women's Basketball

Iowa State women to compete in 2018 Preseason NIT

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

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – The Iowa State women’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2018 Preseason WNIT, the tournament announced today. This year marks the 25th edition of the event and is Iowa State’s first time participating in the 16-team field.

The 2018 Preseason WNIT features a three-game guarantee for all teams and all games will be hosted by participating schools with the championship game televised on CBS Sports Network. A bracket will be announced later this spring.

“We are excited to compete in this year’s Preseason WNIT,” head coach Bill Fennelly said. “It’s a great tournament, and we are looking forward to being a part of the event that kicks off the college basketball season.”

In addition to the Cyclones, the 2018 Preseason WNIT field includes: Auburn (SEC), Delaware (Colonial), Hartford (America East), Marquette (Big East), Miami (ACC), Montana State (Big Sky), Morgan State (Mid-Eastern), New Mexico (Mountain West), Niagara (Metro Atlantic), Nicholls State (Southland), Northern Illinois (Mid-American), Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), Texas State (Sun Belt) and Yale (Ivy).

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.