Hawkeyes Celebrate Season at Banquet

April 23, 2010

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team celebrated another successful season Friday night at its annual team banquet. Numerous individuals were honored while the team reflected back on its 20-14 overall record, including a third place finish in the Big Ten, a berth in the Big Ten Tournament championship game and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Head Coach Lisa Bluder handed out three team awards Friday night. Junior Kachine Alexander was honored as the team’s Best Defensive Player, sophomore Kelly Krei was named the Most Improved Player and junior Kelsey Cermak was given the Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award.

Statistical awards were also given to three student-athletes. Alexander earned the team’s Leading Rebounder (10.4) and Assist Leader (3.6) awards. Freshman Morgan Johnson took home the Field Goal Percentage Leader (.496) award and freshman Jaime Printy was given the Free Throw Percentage Leader (.883) award.

Iowa’s all-Big Ten honorees were also recognized Friday night. Bluder was named Big Ten Coach of the Year while Printy earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. Printy was also a unanimous Big Ten all-freshman team selection, second team all-Big Ten by the media and third team all-Big Ten by the coaches. Alexander was a first team all-Big Ten pick by the coaches and second team all-Big Ten by the media, along with a Big Ten all-Defensive team selection. Sophomore Kamille Wahlin was a third team all-Big Ten pick by both the media and coaches.

Sophomore Hannah Draxten, along with Krei, Wahlin and Cermak were also recognized as academic all-Big Ten selections.