Printy Picked For Naismith Watch List

Nov. 30, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior guard Jaime Printy has been named to the 2011-12 Naismith Women’s early-season watch list. The women’s list is comprised of 51 student-athletes based on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012 college basketball season. The award is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Printy is now on the watch lists for the three most prestigious awards in NCAA women’s basketball. She was named to the both the Wade and Wooden Award Watch Lists earlier this fall.

Printy became the youngest player in Iowa school history to be named an All-American, collecting honorable mention honors by the Associated Press last season as a sophomore. She is the only returning All-American in the Big Ten this season. The Marion, Iowa, native was also a second team All-Big Ten selection and was named Academic All-Big Ten.

Printy is the youngest player in Hawkeye women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points, as she hit the milestone as a sophomore. Printy enters her junior season with 1,021 points. She led the team with 16.8 points per game, 70 made three-pointers, a .383 three-point percentage and an .864 free throw percentage last season. Printy scored double figures in 27 of Iowa’s 31 games last year, including nine 20-point performances.

Printy is averaging 19 points per game in 2011-12 and shooting .946 (35-37) from the free throw line. She started the season with back-to-back 20-point performances against Harvard and UNLV.

In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors will compile a midseason team of the top 30 players in the nation. Then in March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists. The Naismith Trophy will be awarded at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver.

Printy was one of five Big Ten student-athletes on the list. She is joined by Penn State’s Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas, Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis and Michigan State’s Lykendra Johnson.

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