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.