Women's Basketball

Espenmiller-McGraw named Big 12 freshman of the week

Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw

The following is a press release from Iowa State athletic communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career after helping Iowa State go 2-0 on the week, the league announced Monday.

Espenmiller-McGraw tallied a career-high 17 points on a 7-of-9 shooting performance at Texas Tech. Espenmiller-McGraw was stellar as she connected on three shots from long range, helping Iowa State hand Texas Tech its first loss of the season.

Espenmiller-McGraw also helped the Cyclones close their nonconference slate with a win after playing 35 minutes and recording the best plus-minus on the team at +17.

Iowa State is back in action on tonight at 8 p.m. against No. 25 Texas at 8 p.m. on FS1.

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.