The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:
IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball player Audi Crooks has earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors following a 20-point performance in a 105-68 win over Troy. It marks the first weekly award of Crooks’ career and the first award for an Iowa State player this season.
Crooks led the Cyclones with 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor in Sunday’s victory. Her field goal percentage (.900) tied the fourth-best mark by a freshman in program history. Crooks connected on her first seven attempts from the field, starting with a 3-pointer in the first three minutes of play. She narrowly missed her second double-double of the season with nine rebounds. Crooks led the Big 12 this week in field goal percentage (.900) and was second in scoring average with 21.0 points per game.
Crooks leads the team with 16.1 points per game and .670 season field goal percentage. She ranks eighth among NCAA Division I freshman for points per game and is seventh nationally and third in the Big 12 among all players for field goal percentage. She’s the only freshman in the country to average double-figure scoring and shoot over 65 percent from the field. Crooks also chips in 6.0 rebounds per game and has added 3-point shooting to her game, going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.
Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum for its final non-conference game of the season, facing in-state opponent UNI on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.