ORIENTATION GUIDE: Iowa State returns with experience to build off last year’s success


Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s Nikki Moody drives through Baylors’ defense en route to the basket against the Baylor Lady Bears on March 11, 2013.

Dylan Montz

In his 18 years at the helm of the ISU women’s basketball program, coach Bill Fennelly has watched his team undergo many changes in levels of success.

Last season was no different as the Cyclones finished the season with a 24-9 overall record, a second-place regular season and tournament finish in the Big 12 as well as an appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The play of Chelsea Poppens and Anna Prins last season in their senior campaigns also propelled them to the WNBA as second-round selections in the WNBA draft in April. Poppens was selected 18th by the Seattle Storm with Prins going 23rd to the Connecticut Sun.

Iowa State will return unanimous First Team All-Big 12 selection and with honorable mention All-American senior Hallie Christofferson. She averaged 15.6 and 6.7 points per game and scored 20 points or more 11 times as a junior.

Junior point guard Nikki Moody will also return to the ISU lineup, giving the Cyclones experience with a two-year starter handling the ball. Moody averaged 8.4 points and 7.4 assists per game. She led the Big 12 in assists per game and finished third nationally in the same category.

Students interested in buying season tickets for women’s basketball can find it as a part of Cy’s Pass for $30.

In addition to women’s basketball, students will also be granted admission to wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball as a part of the Cy’s Pass package.

The tickets can be purchased on www.cyclones.com.