Printy Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

Feb. 28, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore guard Jaime Printy has been named Big Ten Player of the Week for her efforts in Iowa’s two wins over Illinois and Indiana last week. This is Printy’s first Big Ten Player of the Week Award.

Printy averaged 30 points, shot .594 (19-32) from the field, .583 (7-12) from three-point range and .938 (15-16) from the free throw line last week.

The Marion, Iowa, native started the week with a career-high 32 points on 11-21 shooting, including a career-high five three-pointers, in Iowa’s win vs. Illinois. She also added four assists and two steals in 39 minutes of play.

Printy capped her week with 28 points on 8-11 shooting at Indiana. She tied an Iowa school record for free throw percentage, going a perfect 10-10 from the charity stripe. She is the sixth player in school history to finish a game with a 1.000 free throw percentage (minimum 10 attempts). Printy added five assists and two steals in the victory.

Printy now has 977 career points and is 23 points shy of the 1,000 career point mark. She would be the first sophomore in school history to reach the 1,000 career point plateau as a sophomore.

Printy joins Kachine Alexander as Iowa’s Big Ten Player of the Week award winners this season. Printy earned four Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards last year.

The Hawkeyes return to action Friday in the 2011 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Iowa is the No. 4 seed and will face fifth-seeded Ohio State at approximately 7:30 p.m. (CT).