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Cyclone women add transfer from S. Florida

Beatriz Jordao

AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball and head coach Bill Fennelly announced the addition of Beatriz Jordao, a 6-foot-3 junior center transfer from South Florida.

“We are excited to add Beatriz to our Iowa State family,” Fennelly said. “She will add needed post depth and experience and maturity to our young roster. Beatriz is an outstanding person and I know she will add a great deal on and off the court.”

Jordao, who hails from Pombal, Portugal, competed for three seasons with South Florida. Jordao has appeared in 63 games with the Bulls, averaging 4.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. Jordao had a strong start to her freshman campaign with the Bulls averaging 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and shooting 64.8 percent from the field before suffering a season-ending injury 12 games into the season.

She has also competed in numerous FIBA events for her home country of Portugal, averaging 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists. Jordao most recently competed in the 2019 FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship where she averaged 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

Jordao will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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