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Women's Basketball

Iowa State women picked third in preseason Big 12 poll

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball team was selected third by the Big 12 coaches in the 2020-21 preseason poll. Iowa State’s selection is its highest preseason nod since the 2008-09 season where they were picked third as well.

In 2019-20, Iowa State finished fourth with a 10-8 league record, capping off the season with a win over league champion and second-ranked Baylor. Iowa State picked up 69 votes, just four away from second place Texas (73) and 19 ahead of Kansas State in fourth.

Junior Ashley Joens and senior Kristin Scott earned preseason recognition by the Big 12 Conference coaches as well, as 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.

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.