IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder announced the 2020-21 signing class on Thursday with Caitlin Clark, Sharon Goodman, Lauren Jensen, and Shateah Wetering signing National Letters of Intent, ranking the Hawkeyes’ recruiting class No. 15 by espnW HoopGurlz.
“We are thrilled with our recruiting class,” Bluder said. “We addressed all the perimeter needs that will need to be filled due to graduation. In addition, we strengthened our inside game. I truly see a bright future for this class and see them making an immediate contribution. While they are a tremendously talented group, they are even better people. They are the type of women that we look for; talented players, committed students, and terrific role models.”
Caitlin Clark | 6-0 | Guard
West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)
The Clark File
- Five-star recruit, ranking fourth overall and second at guard by ESPN
- Two-time gold medalist as a member of Team USA after winning the 2017 U16 FIBA Americas Tournament and 2019 U19 FIBA World Cup Tournament
- Plays at Dowling Catholic led by head coach Kristin Meyer.
- Two-time MaxPreps high school All-America, Naismith All-America, and USA Today All-USA honoree
- Named Gatorade Iowa Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year after junior season
- Three-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State and Des Moines Register All-State selection, as well as two-time Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-State and Iowa Print Writers Association All-State selection
- Selected to the 2019 IGHSAU State Tournament team
- Three-time Iowa Basketball Coaches Association all-region selection and Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-district selection
- Three-time all-conference selection, unanimous as a junior, and conference Player of the Year as a sophomore
- Holds two state records, including the 5A record for most points in a game (60) and most 3-pointers made in a game (13)
- Tops the 5A State Tournament Record Book for points scored (42) and 3-pointers made (7) in a tournament game.
- Averaged 32.5 points, seven rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.2 steals per game during junior season
- Averaged 27.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game as a sophomore and 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.25 steals per game as a freshman
- As a member of All Iowa Attack, won the 2018 Nike GEYBL National Championship and was runner-up in 2017 and 2019 under head coach Dickson Jensen and assistant coaches Randy Mauro and Ken Johnson.
- Member of the National Honors Society and Presidential Honor Roll
- Daughter of Brent Clark and Anne Nizzi-Clark
- Clark has two brothers, Blake and Colin
- Eleven of Clark’s family members have played collegiate sports, including her dad, who played baseball and basketball at Simpson College, and her older brother Blake, who plays football at Iowa State.
Coach Bluder on Caitlin Clark…
“Caitlin is a premier guard that has an incredible offensive skill set. She has the ability to score at will, while also being an uncanny passer in feeding her teammates the ball. She is an exciting playmaker in all realms.”
Sharon Goodman | 6-2 | Forward/Center
Lime Springs, Iowa (Crestwood)
The Goodman FIle
- Plays at Crestwood High School under head coach Dale Dennler
- Two-time first team all-state, first team all-conference, and first team all-district, as well as 3A Player of the Year as a junior and all-tournament selection as a sophomore
- As a freshman, averaged 7.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and helped her team to a conference championship and a quarterfinal finish in the state tournament
- As a sophomore, averaged 19.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, guiding her team to a state and conference championship
- As a junior, averaged 23.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.2 blocks to earn a runner-up finish in the conference and a trip to the state quarterfinals
- Currently holds school single-season records for points (518), scoring average (23.2), and rebounds (269)
- Holds school single-game records in points (42) and rebounds (21)
- Played for the Iowa Barnstormers (Nathan Koch) and the Iowa Lady Martin Bros. (Mickey Hansche)
- Member of National Honor Society and High Honor Roll
- Daughter of Brian and Connie Goodman
- Has two siblings, Laura Ott and Matthew Goodman
- Goodman’s dad, Brian, played football at Northwest Missouri State University and brother, Matthew, played basketball at Buena Vista University
Coach Bluder on Sharon Goodman…
“Sharon is a post player that embraces the contact on the block. She is a tremendously hard worker and her work ethic is evident with every trip she makes up and down the court.
Lauren Jensen | 5-10 | Guard
Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North)
The Jensen File
- Plays at Lakeville North High School under coach Shelly Clemons
- Three-time all-conference selection and all-state tournament honoree as a sophomore
- Averaged 28.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game as a junior, leading team to section championship.
- Recorded 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists per game as a sophomore, helping team to a section championship, a runner-up finish in conference, and third at the state championship
- Won conference championship as a freshman, adding seven points per game
- Holds single-game and single-season school’s points records for a single game (47) and single season (812)
- Played seven years on North Tartan AAU team under Gerard Coury
- High Honor Roll member
- Daughter of Chris and Marcia Jensen
- Has two siblings, Rachel and Andrew
- Plans to major in Health and Human Physiology
Coach Bluder on Lauren Jensen…
“Lauren is a terrific scoring guard and a tremendous, positive leader. She plays the game with a joy that is infectious. Her ability to score in a variety of ways makes her fun to watch.”
Shateah Wetering | 6-0 | Forward
Montezuma, Iowa (Montezuma)
The Wetering File
- Three-time all-conference, two-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-district and all-state, two-time Iowa Basketball Coaches Association all-region, Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state selection, and as a junior, was selected to the state basketball all-tournament team under head coach Janel Burgess
- Averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.9 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior, helping team advance to the 1A Final Four and win the South Iowa Cedar League (SICL) Championship
- Averaged 13.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.2 blocks as a sophomore, helping team to a runner-up finish in conference championship.
- Holds Montezuma High School records for career field goals made and career points (977).
- Played on All Iowa Attack under coaches Dickson Jensen and Randy Mauro
- Won 2017 United States Junior National Championships and 2018 Nike National Championships
- Three-time SICL all-academic team honoree and National Honor Society member
- Daughter of Justin and Shiloh Wetering
- Wetering has five siblings, including two brothers, Jevohn Miller and Jusiah Wetering, and three sisters, Shealynn Miller, Shanae Wetering, and Shiressa Wetering.
- Two of Wetering’s siblings played collegiate sports, including Jevohn (Iowa State, football) and Shealynn (Mount Mercy, track and field)
Coach Bluder on Shateah Wetering…
“Shateah is a forward that can run the floor and rebound with the best of them. She is a versatile player that can post or face the basket and provides a tough match-up.”