3 Hawkeyes Take Home all-Big Ten Honors

Feb. 28, 2011

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 2010-11 all-Big Ten awards were announced Monday, with Kachine Alexander, Jaime Printy and Kamille Wahlin earning honors.

Alexander was a first team all-Big Ten selection by both the league media and coaches and was also one of six players named to the Big Ten all-Defensive team. Printy was a second team all-Big Ten pick by the coaches and a third team all-Big Ten honoree by the media. Wahlin was an honorable mention selection by the Big Ten media and coaches.

Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder has now coached student-athletes to 31 all-Big Ten honors, including 10 first team picks, eight second, eight third and five honorable mention selections.

Alexander is the eighth player in school history to earn first team honors twice in a career. The Minneapolis, MN, native’s 9.4 rebounds per game are the most for any guard in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. She ranks third in the Big Ten in rebounding and fourth for conference games only (9.9 per game). Alexander also ranks in the top five in both offensive and defensive rebounds per game.

Alexander became just the fifth player in Big Ten history to record 1,000 career points, 800 career rebounds and 300 career assists. She reached double figures in scoring in 20 games, including seven 20-point performances. She also recorded 13 double digit rebounding performances, including three games with 15 or more rebounds. Alexander also tallied nine double-doubles, which are the most for any Big Ten guard and the fifth-most for any Big Ten player this season.

Alexander is the first Hawkeye to earn multiple Big Ten all-Defensive team honors. Crystal Smith was a member of the first all-Defensive team in 2006.

Alexander earned second team all-Big Ten accolades as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior.

Printy leads Iowa and ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 16.4 points per game. She also ranks second in free throw percentage (.872), third in three-pointers made (2.2 per game) and eighth in three-point percentage (.379). The Marion, Iowa, native has scored double figures in 25 of Iowa’s 29 games, including one 30-point game and eight 20-point contests. She has nailed three or more three-pointers in 10 games and shot .500 or better from three-point distance 12 times.

Printy closed the regular season as the Big Ten Player of the Week, netting a career-high 32 points vs. Illinois and 28 points at Indiana.

Printy was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was a member of the all-Big Ten Freshman team and was a second team all-Big Ten member last year.

Wahlin became the 28th player in school history to score 1,000 career points and is averaging 12.3 points per game. She has scored double figures in 22 of Iowa’s 29 games and made at least three three-pointers seven times. The Crookston, Minn, native has nine games with five or more assists and 10 games with 10 or more points and five or more assists.

Wahlin was a member of the all-Big Ten Freshman team in 2009 and was third team all-Big Ten in 2010.

Michigan State’s Suzy Merchant was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the league coaches and media. Kalisha Keane of Michigan State was the coaches pick for Big Ten Player of the Year, while Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender earned the media Player of the Year award. Penn State’s Maggie Lucas was chosen as Big Ten Freshman of the Year on both teams, and also earned the coaches’ Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honor.