GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- On the first day of the late signing period Wednesday, University of North Dakota head women's basketball coach Travis Brewster announced a pair of signees set to join the Fighting Hawks next season. Juliet Gordon (Adelaide, S. Australia) and Jaclyn Jarnot (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) have committed to continuing the academic and basketball careers at UND.
"Juliet Gordon is a multi-faceted guard that's improving as a two-way player," Brewster said of the import from South Australia. "She's played against some stiff competition that's tested her. Juliet addressed our need for outside scoring and solid basketball IQ. She has an impeccable work ethic."
Gordon, a 5-foot-11 guard, played on the South Australia U20 Women's team this past season, averaging 6.6 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game while shooting 46 percent from the floor. She been part of numerous Australian Junior Championships teams, averaging a personal-best 13.44 points per game for the U16 club in 2015.
"Jaclyn Jarnot comes from two winning programs in high school and AAU," Brewster said. "She comes to us from the same AAU program (Minnesota Stars) as fellow incoming freshman Claire Orth. Jaclyn has great length with shooting ability and will attack the rim off the bounce. She does an excellent job of occupying space on the defensive end. It's great to have her reunited with her sister, Alaina, in our program as well."
The 6-foot-1 Jarnot is Maranatha Christian Academy's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, surpassing the 2,000-point mark in her decorated prep career. She was a 2018 Miss Basketball Minnesota finalist and was named a Minnesota 2A First Team All-State member. She averaged just shy of 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior, playing mulitple positions on the floor for the Mustangs.
These standout additions join fellow newcomers Alaina Jarnot, and three other Minnesotans signed in November: Rachel Garvey, Tiahna Nicholson and Claire Orth.