Buckley Grabs Second Freshman of the Week Honors
IRVING, Texas - Iowa State women’s basketball freshman Jadda Buckley was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.
Buckley posted back-to-back double-digit scoring games with a 12-point performance against Holy Cross and a 19-point effort against William & Mary, helping Iowa State to another Cyclone Challenge Championship.
The rookie knocked down a career-high four three’s against Holy Cross. She followed that with a near perfect performance against the Tribe going 5-of-6 from the field, 3-of-4 from long range and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe with no turnovers. On the weekend, Buckley shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field and 70 percent from long (7-of-10), leading Iowa State to its third undefeated non-conference schedule in school history.
This is her second-career weekly honor and the fifth for Iowa State this season, as senior Hallie Christofferson was named Player of the Week earlier this season and Seanna Johnson earned two Freshman of the Week honors. The Cyclones have captured four of the eight Freshman of the Week honors so far this season, which is more than any other school.
Buckley and the No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones return to the court on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7:00 p.m. to take on TCU in Fort Worth, Texas in the Big 12 opener.