The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics:
IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball junior Ashley Joens and senior Kristin Scott earned preseason recognition by the Big 12 Conference Coaches on Wednesday. Joens, who is the Big 12’s returning scoring leader, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team. Scott earned honorable mention honors.
Joens, a native of Iowa City, Iowa, returns for her junior campaign after creating a buzz as the only player in the nation to average over 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Joens’ efforts earned her consensus honorable mention All-America honors. She was most recently named a Preseason Second-Team All-American by Lindy’s Sports. She is also the first player in Iowa State history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore, doing so in the regular-season finale, a win over No. 2 Baylor. Joens was also named to the Cheryl Miller Award Top-5 last season.
Scott, a native of Kasson, Minn., enters her senior season after averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. She was ISU’s second-leading scorer and rebounder. She also tallied 42 blocks and shot 46.4 percent from the floor. Scott was named to the Lisa Leslie Award Top-10, which honors the nation’s top center. Scott begins her senior season just 38 points from 1,000 in her career.