• Fanatics -

    Thank you for your patience today and welcome to the newest version of Cyclone Fanatic!

    Most of the changes we have made are very simple, but will greatly improve your user experience while visiting the website.

    We have upgraded our forum software to speed things up. Our homepage is much cleaner and should be even more mobile friendly than before.

    We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to not only keeping Cyclone Fanatic in tip-top shape, but continuing to build this community for the next decade and beyond.

    We ask that if you are experiences any glitches to let us know in this thread . Will will be diligently working on the site all day.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Williams - Publisher
Women's Basketball

WBB: Donarski Becomes First Cyclone to be Named McDonald’s All-American

Photo credit: Iowa State Women’s Basketball on Twitter

For the first time in school history, the Iowa State women’s basketball program has a McDonald’s All-American.

The school announced on Thursday afternoon that incoming recruit Lexi Donarski has been named to play in the 2020 McDonald’s All-American game.

Despite the storied success that the program has sustained under head coach Bill Fennelly over the past 25 seasons, he had never had a recruit named to a Mcdonald’s Game roster.

The latest honor is just another wrinkle added to an already historic recruiting class. It’s rated the highest in Iowa State history as the No. 7 class in all of college basketball.

Donarski is ranked as the No. 12 overall prospect in the country by ESPN.

“What a great honor for Lexi and her family,” head coach Bill Fennelly said in a release. “The McDonald’s All-American game has become one of the biggest showcases for the best seniors in the nation. For Lexi to be among that group is a dream come true and validates the hard work that she has put in over the years.”  

Donarski – a 5-foot-10 guard from La Crosse, Wisconsin native – hails from the same area as former Cyclone sharpshooter and current Raptors player Matt Thomas.

The All-American game is scheduled for April 1 in Houston and will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2. Tip-off for the game is still to be determined.