WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS JORDAN OLIVARES TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS JORDAN OLIVARES TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball program has signed senior Jordan Olivares to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), head coach Bunky Harkleroad announced Monday.

Jordan, a 5-8 point guard out of Seaside High School in Seaside, California, will join the Hornets next year in preparation for the 2019-2020 season.

"Jordan is an outstanding multi-sport athlete," said Harkleroad of the program's latest signee. "She's dynamic as a point guard and we can see her having an immediate role and impact with this team."

By signing with Sacramento State, Jordan became the first player in Monterey County to earn a Division I girl's basketball scholarship since 2005.

Jordan played basketball all four of her years at Seaside under current head coach Michael Turner. A three-sport athlete, Jordan also played three years of each volleyball and softball for the Seaside Spartans.

She is a highly decorated student-athlete, having been named a three-time All Monterey Country selection, a three-time All Monterey Bay League selection, and a two-time All Defensive league selection. Additionally, she was named back-to-back MVP for the Monterey Bay League (MBL) P League in 2017 and the MBL G League in 2018.

Jordan also excelled with her Orlando Johnson Basketball Academy team, for which she played since 2014. She has been named to an all-tournament team while also leading her tea, to regional titles. 

"Jordan's rounded athletic ability makes her a strong fit our or program," added Harkleroad. "We like to play fast and and we expect her to slide right in once she arrives. We're very excited to add her to our women's program at Sacramento State."

Personal: Parents are Curtis and Diane Olivares...Plans to pursue a career in medicine...Was named Seaside High School's 2016 Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year...Played tackle football from 3rd through 8th grades.