Women's Basketball

Donarski named Big 12 freshman of the week — again

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

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball guard Lexi Donarski picked up her fourth Freshman of the Week award, the league announced Monday.

Donarski averaged 16.0 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game en route to her fourth Freshman of the Week honor. Against the Jayhawks, Donarski tallied her fourth 20-point effort of her career with 20 points, four rebounds and four assists as she helped ISU to their 12th-straight win over KU. Against the Cowgirls, she totaled 12 points and added a team-high five assists to go along with two rebounds.

Donarski is averaging 13.0 points on the season, which is the most of any freshman in the Big 12, while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 41.0 percent from long range.

The honor was the seventh Freshman of the Week honor for the Cyclones this season, as fellow freshmen Emily Ryan (2) and Kylie Feuerbach (1) have also claimed the honors for the Cyclones.

Iowa State returns to the court on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. to take on No. 18 West Virginia at home for Senior Night on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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.

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