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Women's Basketball

Carleton named to 2020 Minnesota Lynx roster

Iowa State legend Bridget Carleton will officially begin the 2020 WNBA season with the Minnesota Lynx.

The second all-time leading scorer in Iowa State women’s basketball history was named to the WNBA franchise’s official roster on Tuesday. There is currently no definite plan for the start of the WNBA season, which was postponed indefinitely on April 3.

Carleton appeared in eight WNBA games last season, averaging 0.4 points per game for the Connecticut Sun. It was announced last week Carleton had also signed to continue her international professional career, which is separate from the WNBA, in France.

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.