IRVING, Texas – The Iowa State women’s basketball team placed five members on the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 teams. The Cyclones had three first-team honorees, while two student-athletes were named to the second team.
First-team honorees included sophomores Hallie Christofferson and Kelsey Harris and junior Anna Prins. Senior Lauren Mansfield and junior Chelsea Poppens earned spots on the second team.
Prins, a center on the court and elementary education major in the classroom has played in 76 career games. The Broomfield, Colo. native is averaging 7.9 points per game this season.
Christofferson, a forward from Hamlin, Iowa, is a graphic design major. The honor is the first for the Christofferson, who also averages 10.3 points and has started 18 games this season for the Cyclones.
Harris, a guard from Brea, Calif., took home first-team honors as a child, adult, and family services major. Harris, who is being recognized for the first time, has seen action in 20 games. She scored 11 points in the Cyclones’ most recent game at Texas Tech.
Mansfield, a guard from Adelaide, Australia, is an advertising major. She has started 53 of 56 career games and has dished out 238 assists in her career. Mansfield is averaging 6.8 points per game this season and is third on the team with 31 three-pointers.
Poppens, a forward from Aplington, Iowa, earned the honors as a kinesiology and health major. One of the Big 12′s top players, Poppens leads the league in rebounding with 11.0 boards per game to go along with a team-best 14.6 points.
Prins was honored for the second time in her career, while the others were recognized for the first time.