Women's Basketball

Joens makes Dallas Wings’ opening day roster

Ashley Jones has made the Dallas Wings’ opening night roster.

One of the best players to ever wear an Iowa State uniform, Joens was selected with the No. 19 overall pick in the WNBA Draft earlier this year, but that didn’t guarantee her a spot on the club’s active roster.

Now, that spot is secured ahead of Dallas’ season opener against the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on ABC at noon.

Joens, a three-time All-American and three-time Cheryl Miller Award winner, averaged 20-plus points in each of her last three seasons with the Cyclones, finishing as the program’s all-time leading scorer and ranking among the top in most every other major statistical category in program history.

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.