Women's Basketball

WBB: Joens earns AP honorable mention All-America honors — again.

Ashley Joens makes a basket during Iowa State’s blowout win over Kansas. Photo Courtesy Luke Lu // Iowa State Athletics Communications

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

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball junior Ashley Joens earned honorable mention All-America honors for the second-consecutive year.

The Iowa City, Iowa native, averaged a career-best 23.6 points per game, while shooting a career-best 46.7 from the floor. She added 9.2 rebounds per game. Joens led the Big 12 in scoring, for the second-straight season and ranks ninth nationally in scoring.

Joens’ was also honored yet again as a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team, along with a Top-5 Finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award. She was recently named a Second-Team All-American by Sports Illustrated.

Joens has tallied 613 points on the season, which ranks fourth in school history. Her 1,615 career points are just five points shy of tying Alison Lacey (1,620) for 10th in school history.

Iowa State returns to the court on Monday, March 22 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa State earned a No. 7 seed and will take on 10th-seeded Michigan State.

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.