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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 a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.