Women's Basketball - Mon, Apr. 12, 2010
CHICAGO - Jordan Brandt, a 5-5 senior point guard at Winamac Community High School in Winamac, Ind., has commited to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's basketball team. Brandt helped lead the Warriors to just their second Class 2A regional championship in school history and the program's first trip to the state semifinals. The four-year starter helped Winamac to a 19-7 record during the 2009-10 season and was named one of the top 100 seniors in the state of Indiana by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in March. SXU women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg feels Brandt will make a smooth transition to the aggressive, up-tempo style of play his program is known for.

"I believe that Jordan has the potential to be a great guard in our program," said Hallberg. "She possesses the quickness and court intelligence to really be an impact player for us. Not only does she have great ballhandling skills, but also has a good outside shot."

Brandt is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Brandt of Winamac, Ind. She plans to pursue a degree in elementary education when she joins Saint Xavier University for the 2010-11 academic year. At Winamac Community High School, Brandt was coached by long-time coach Jim Swaney, who recently finished up his 24th season at the helm of the Warriors program.

"I chose Saint Xavier University, because I really liked the atmosphere and how everyone was so friendly," said Brandt. "Their basketball team was very intense and aggressive on the court, but off the court, they seemed to be one big family."

Saint Xavier wrapped up its best season to date last month with an overall record of 31-2. The Cougars also won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) regular season and tournament titles, recorded their best regular season mark (27-1) and advanced to the NAIA's "Elite Eight" for the first time in the program's 10-year history.