Scott, Joens earn Preseason All-Big 12 Accolades


October 10th, 2019 by Chris Parks

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State women’s basketball center Kristin Scott was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, while incoming sophomore Ashley Joens was named honorable mention preseason All-Big 12, the league announced Wednesday.

Scott appeared in all 35 games for the Cyclones and was ISU’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Her contributions in 2018-19 earned the Kasson, Minn. native second-team All-Big 12 honors.

Scott also positioned herself as Iowa State’s best shooter, leading the team in field-goal percentage, knocking down 56.1 percent from the floor. She also led the Cyclones in 3-point percentage, going 38.1 percent from downtown and connecting on 45 triples.

Last season against Oklahoma State, she went a school-record 11-of-11 for a career-high 31 points and 12 rebounds in ISU’s win at Oklahoma State. She became just the third player and first power five player to score 31 points, while remaining perfect from the floor and earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for her efforts.

Joens on the other hand, started in all 35 games last season for the Cyclones, averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. She was named to the Big 12’s All-Freshman Team for her efforts.

The Iowa City, Iowa native is also a two-time gold medalist with USA Basketball. She helped USA Basketball capture gold this summer at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup.

The Cyclones will officially kick off the 2019-20 season on Thursday, Nov. 7 against Southern at 6:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.