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Ashley Joens

As of May 16, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. 
  • 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team trials participant.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U18 National Team, started in one of six games and averaged 10.7 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.7 apg. to help the USA to a 6-0 record and a gold medal from Aug. 1-7 in Mexico City.

College Honors

  • Big 12 Conference All-Freshman Team (2019).

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2018-19, helped Iowa State to a 26-9 record and the 2019 NCAA Tournament second round.
  • Started all 35 games and averaged team third-bests 11.7 ppg. and 5.0 rpg.
  • Posted career highs of 25 points versus Oklahoma (1/19/19) and 12 rebounds versus Texas (3/10/19).

High School Honors

  • Miss Iowa Basketball (2018).
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2018).
  • Jordan Brand Classic All-Star (2018).
  • USA Today All-Iowa first team (2017, 2018).
  • Four-time MVC Player of the Year.
  • Four-time all-state first team.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Iowa City High School in Iowa, where she started in all 96 career games and compiled 2,158 points and 900 rebounds.
  • Lists career single-game highs of 45 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and seven steals.
  • As a senior in 2017-18, started in all 26 games and averaged 30.7 ppg., 11.4 rpg., 3.0 apg., 3.2 spg. and 1.7 bpg. to help her team to a 25-1 record and the state title game.
  • As a junior in 2016-17, started in 22 of 23 games and averaged 21.1 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.5 apg. and 2.3 spg. to help her team to a 21-2 record.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, started in all 23 games and averaged 19.3 ppg., 8.9 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help her team to a 19-4 record.
  • Also competed on her school’s  track and field team for four seasons.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and now resides in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Daughter of Lisa and Brian Joens; has four sisters: Courtney, Aubrey, Kelsey and Baily.
  • Majoring in elementary education.
  • Wears a size 11 in women’s and nine in men’s shoes.
  • Listed on her schools Honor Roll for all four years and earned a silver cord for graduation; member of the National Honor Society.
  • Both parents played basketball at Kirkwood; relative, Courtney Joens, played basketball at Illinois.
  • First played basketball in kindergarten; she was always around it and always enjoyed it.
  • Enjoys working with kids.
  • Had never traveled outside of the United States prior to her trip with the 2018 USA U18 National Team.


USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 U18 6/1 111/18.5 21-43 .488 9-20 .450 13-21 .619 27/4.5 64/10.7 13 11 0 7

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