January 25, 2021

Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle, Iowa State’s Ashley Joens earn AP All-America honors

University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Kathleen Doyle has been named an AP third team All-American, the Associated Press announced Thursday.

Iowa State women’s basketball sophomore Ashley Joens earned honorable mention All-America honors.

Doyle is one of seven Hawkeyes to earn AP All-America distinction. Four Hawkeyes have been named honorable mentions, while Doyle and Sam Logic earned third team recognition and Megan Gustafson was named to the first team.

The LaGrange Park, Ill., native finished the season ranking in the top 50 nationally in five statistical categories, including sixth in the nation in total assists (189), seventh in assists per game (6.3), 19th in free throws made (147), 37th in total points (544), and 49th in points per game (18.1).

Joens put together one of the best single seasons in Iowa State history. She finished fifth in school history with 594 points, while her 20.5 points per game was second behind 2019 Big 12 Player of the Year and second-team AP All-American Bridget Carleton.

Joens also crashed the boards, averaging 10.9 rebounds per game, which is second in school history and her 317 rebounds on the year stands third all-time.

The Iowa City native is the only player in the nation to average more than 20 points and 10 rebounds on the season. She is one of only 11 guards and guard/forwards to accomplish the feat since 1999-2000.

Joens earned her fair share of recognition on the season, as she was one of only three unanimous selections to the All-Big 12 first team. She also was recognized on six occasions as the Big 12 Player of the Week, while no other Big 12 Player earned more than two. She also was recognized as the espnW national Player of the Week.

Joens is the 10th Cyclone to earn honorable mention All-America honors and the first sophomore.