Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State adds South Florida transfer Beatriz Jordao

Iowa State head women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly advises his players between quarters in a non-conference basketball game against Drake University on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Bill Fennelly’s roster has added another piece to its front court for the 2021-22 season.

The Iowa State women picked up a commitment from South Florida transfer Beatriz Jordao on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register.

Jordao, a 6-foot-3 center from Portugal, averaged 2.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a junior in 2020-21 while appearing in 21 of the Bulls’ 23 games, including making one start. She scored a season-high 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added four blocks in 26 minutes during a win over Jacksonville last November.

Jordao was twice named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week in 2018-19 before a season-ending leg injury cut her year short after just 12 games.

This is Iowa State’s second front court addition of the offseason after Butler transfer, and Sioux City native, Nyamer Diew announced she’ll be joining the program last month.

Those two players will be expected to battle with returners Morgan Kane and Izzi Zingaro for the bulk of the playing time down low.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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