Hawkeye Honors/Awards/Records and Notes

March 26, 2009

Iowa Women’s Basketball Awards/Honors

Kachine Alexander
Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
Third Team All-Big Ten (media)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 20)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 3)

Wendy Ausdemore
Third Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media)
Iowa Women’s Basketball Big Ten Sportsmanship Nominee
KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
Paradise Jam “Reef Division” All-Tournament TeamAcademic All-Big Ten

Kelsey Cermak
Academic All-Big Ten

Megan Skouby
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media and coaches)
KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team — MVP

Kristi Smith
First Team All-Big Ten (media and coaches)
KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
Competed in ESPNs 3-Point Shootout at Men’s Final Four

Kamille Wahlin
All-Big Ten Freshman Team

Iowa Women’s Basketball Records/Notes
• Iowa broke the school and Big Ten single-season record for free throw percentage (.792, 462-583)
• Iowa’s 12 blocks at Drake tied the school single-game record (12 vs. UCSB in 1995).
• Iowa’s senior class amassed 73 wins, the third-most of a Lisa Bluder coached Iowa team. Iowa’s senior class played in three NCAA Tournaments; the only other Iowa class to accomplish that feat under Coach Bluder was the 2004 senior class.
• Iowa won the first triple-overtime Big Ten game in league history, beating Penn State, 97-89, in Iowa City on Feb. 1.
Kachine Alexander became the first Iowa player and first Big Ten student-athlete to record two triple-doubles in a season. Alexander becomes the first Iowa male or female student-athlete to collect two triple-doubles in a season. Alexander was one of only four Division I players to collect multiple triple-doubles this season.
Megan Skouby, Kristi Smith and Wendy Ausdemore became the highest scoring trio, from one class, in Big Ten history. The trio amassed 4,237 career points. Smith ranks eighth in career scoring (1,455), followed by ninth-place Skouby (1,439) and 10th-place Ausdemore (1,343).
Kristi Smith became first Hawkeye to ever collect over 400 points and 100 assists in three seasons
Kristi Smith becomes Iowa’s seventh multiple first team all-conference honoree. Smith is the first Hawkeye to earn first team all-league laurels in consecutive years, since Lindsey Meder.
Kachine Alexander’s 176 free throw attempts are an Iowa single-season record.
Kachine Alexander’s 282 rebounds are the fourth-most by a Hawkeye in a single-season.
Kristi Smith is Iowa’s all-time 3-point accuracy leader (.4075, 185-454), followed by Wendy Ausdemore (.4069, 221-543). The duo ranks second and third, respectively, in all-time Big Ten 3-point field goal percentage.
Kachine Alexander’s 12 assists vs. Northwestern (Jan. 18) tied the school single-game and Carver-Hawkeye Arena record
Kachine Alexander’s 14 free throws made and 18 attempted vs. Ohio State (Feb. 12) are Carver-Hawkeye Arena records, by an Iowa player
Kachine Alexander’s 11 free throws made and 14 attempted vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 22) are Iowa NCAA Tournament game records
Kamille Wahlin’s 10 assists vs. Michigan in her first start are believed to be the most by a Hawkeye freshman in a single-game
Kamille Wahlin is believed to be the first Hawkeye freshman to ever record a double-double in her first career start
Wendy Ausdemore’s 14 three-point attempts vs. Penn State (Feb. 1) tied a school single-game record.
Wendy Ausdemore finished her career ranked second in career triple made (221) and attempted (543), while Kristi Smith ranks third in makes (185) and attempted (454).
Kachine Alexander had a team-best nine double-doubles, the most in a single-season by a Hawkeye since Jennie Lillis posted nine in 2002-03.
Kachine Alexander dished out a combined 29 assists vs. Minnesota, Illinois and Northwestern, which are believed to be the highest number assist in a three-game span in school history.
• Iowa finished in a second-place tie with Michigan State and Purdue in the Big Ten standings. Iowa has finished in the upper division of the Big Ten six times in Coach Bluder’s nine seasons with the Hawkeyes.
• Bluder has guided the Hawkeyes to four 20-plus win seasons, including back-to-back 21-win seasons the last two years.
• Iowa went 13-2 at home this season and have won 20 of its last 22 home contests dating back to the 2007-08 season
• Iowa competed in its 18th NCAA Tournament, the third-highest total amongst Big Ten teams
• Iowa advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals the last two years.

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