Women's Basketball

Joens selected for USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State women’s basketball guard Ashley Joens was selected to participate in the 2019 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials. Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by George Washington University head coach Jennifer Rizzotti.

Joens was among 30 athletes to receive an invite. Trials to select the 12-member team will be held May 16-19 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Training camp will follow July 5-19, with the U19 World Cup competition taking place July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Joens is no stranger to USA Basketball as she captured a Gold medal in the 2018 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship. Joens was Team USA’s second-leading scorer, averaging 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals.

In her freshman campaign with the Cyclones, she was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team after averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Cyclones.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.