Women's Basketball

WBB: Emily Ryan named to preseason all-Big 12 first team

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball senior guard Emily Ryan was named to the 2023-24 All-Big 12 Preseason Team announced by the Conference Wednesday afternoon. Ryan is a repeat selection, having been featured on the preseason team in 2022-23 as well.

Ryan, a junior from Claflin, Kansas was a Second Team All-Conference selection a season ago, helping the Cyclones to their third Big 12 Championship in program history. Playing and starting all 32 games, she played a Big 12-high 36.3 minutes per game while dishing out 204 assists and becoming the first player in school history with two seasons of 200 dimes. During the 2022-23 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament Championships, Ryan averaged 9.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while playing all but two minutes for Iowa State over the three-day period. In the quarterfinal win against Baylor, she became the 34th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.ADVERTISING

A full list of preseason team members can be found below. The 2023-24 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll will be announced tomorrow afternoon.

Preseason Player of the Year

Rori Harmon, Texas

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Jada Walker, Baylor

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Madison Booker, Texas

Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Sarah Andrews, Baylor*

Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, Baylor

Emily Ryan, Iowa State

Zakiyah Franklin, Kansas

Taiyanna Jackson, Kansas*

Gabby Gregory, Kansas State*

Ayoka Lee, Kansas State

Skylar Vann, Oklahoma

DeYona Gaston, Texas

Rori Harmon, Texas*

JJ Quinerly, West Virginia

*- Denotes unanimous selection

A tie for the 10th spot resulted in 11 selections

Honorable Mention

Lauren Gustin (BYU), Holly Kersgieter (Kansas), Serena Sundell (K-State), Lior Garzon (Oklahoma State), Sedona Prince (TCU), Shaylee Gonzales (Texas), Aaliyah Moore (Texas), Bailey Maupin (Texas Tech)