Your Prep Sports Area Alumni Report: City High Graduate Joens Named Big 12 Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player at Big 12 Tournament
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City High graduate and current Iowa State senior Ashley Joens competed a sweep of the Big 12 Women’s Basketball biggest regular season and postseason awards last week.
Joens was named the Big 12 player of the year last week becoming the second player in program history to win the award.
A four-time unanimous first-team all-Big 12 selection, Joens leads the Big 12 in scoring at 21 points per game and ranks third in rebounding with 9.4 rebounds per game.
On Sunday, Joens was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 tournament after leading Iowa State to its third Big 12 tournament title and first since 2001.
Joens had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-51 win over Texas in the Big 12 championship game, her third consecutive tournament game with at least 22 points and eight rebounds.
In Big 12 tournament wins over Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas Joens averaged 26.7 points and 11 rebounds.
Former Regina all-stater and current Illinois State senior guard Mary Crompton was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the year for the second consecutive year last week.
Crompton averaged 11.1 points and 2.7 3-pointers per game this season while leading the Valley with 80 made 3-pointers while shooting 44 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
The senior guard is the all-time MVC leader with 298 career made 3-pointers after making four triples in the MVC tournament last week.
Crompton has a 4.0 GPA while is pursing a masters degree in Biological Studies after graduating in three years with a bachelor’s degree in Physiology, Neuroscience and Behavior.
This is the third consecutive season Crompton has been named to the MVC Scholar Athlete first team and she was also a 2022-2023 CSC Academic All-district team selection for the third year in a row.
City High graduate and current Iowa freshman pitched Cade Obermueller had a strong week that included his first career win on Sunday against Texas Tech.
Obermueller got the start against Coe College on Tuesday and tossed three no-hit innings in an 8-2 victory.
The freshman lefthander struck out six and walked one while allowing one unearned run against Coe.
Obermueller earned the win against Texas Tech on Sunday, allowing two runs on one hit in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Against the Red Raiders Obermueller struck out five and walked two while earning the win.
On the season Obermueller has a 2.35 ERA and .83 WHIP in 7.2 innings pitched, striking out 14 and walking four.
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