Women's Basketball

WBB: Ashley Joens named Co-Big 12 Freshman of the Week

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

IRVING, Texas – Freshman guard Ashley Joens collected her first Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor of the season, the league announced Monday. Joens earned Co-Freshman honors with Christianna Carr from Kansas State.

Joens led Iowa State with a career-high and team-high 25 points against the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. Iowa State toppled OU, 104-78. She also added four rebounds and two assists. Joens went 8-of-13 from the floor and netted a career-high six 3-pointers, going 6-of-10 from beyond the arc.

Joens is Iowa State’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.2 points and ISU’s third-leading rebounder, averaging 4.6 per game. Joens has started all 18 games this season for the Cyclones.

Iowa State is back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 23 when it takes on No. 2 Baylor at 7 p.m. on FSSW.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.