Women's Basketball

WBB: Ashley Joens wins her second gold medal with USA Basketball

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

BANGKOK, Thailand – Ashley Joens and USA Basketball (7-0) won gold at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup with a 74-70 overtime win over Australia (5-2). The win marks the eighth gold medal for USA Basketball and the second for Joens.

Joens appeared in all seven of USA Basketball’s World Cup games. Last summer, Joens became the first Cyclone to win gold with USA Basketball, capturing the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship.

Joens averaged 10 minutes a game providing a boost off the bench. Joens was a late addition to the team after originally being named an alternate. She joined the squad as they departed the United States for the World Cup.

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.