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April 11, 2013

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    2013 Final Notes

    The University of Iowa women’s basketball team finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 21-13 overall record, including an 8-8 mark in Big Ten play.

    The Hawkeyes were an at-large selection for the NCAA Tournament, earning a No. 9 seed and hosting the first and second rounds. Iowa knocked off No. 8 seed Miami, 69-53 in the first round before falling to No. 1 seed and second-ranked Notre Dame, 74-57. The Fighting Irish advanced to the Final Four.

    This season marks the 10th time in 13 seasons under head coach Lisa Bluder that Iowa has been selected for the NCAA Tournament, including each of the last six seasons. The Hawkeyes have participated in postseason play in all but one season under Bluder (two WNIT appearances).

    This year is the seventh time in head coach Lisa Bluder’s 13 seasons that the Hawkeyes have reached 20 wins. Iowa has collected 20 or more wins in five of the last six years.

    In addition, Iowa finished with a winning record for the 12th time in 13 seasons under Bluder.

    Iowa is the only Big Ten team, and one of only 13 teams in the country, to have appeared in the last six NCAA Tournaments.

    The other teams include Baylor, Fresno State, DePaul, Tennessee, Stanford, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Duke, Georgia, Marist, Texas A&M, Connecticut and Iowa State.

    Iowa faced 10 teams that participated in this year’s NCAA Tournament, finishing 6-8 against those teams. The Hawkeyes played five nonconference games against NCAA Tournament teams (Florida State, Middle Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa State). Six Big Ten teams, including Iowa, were selected (Purdue, Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan State).

    Iowa has played 1,132 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 692-440 (.611). That includes a 348-178 (.662) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 335-97 (.775) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

    The first round of the Iowa City Regional drew 6,836 fans, which was the third-best attended site among the 16 host sites in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships.

    Only Waco (9,540) and College Station (7,225) had a better attendance figure than Iowa City.

    In addition, Iowa City had the sixth-best figure for secod round games (4,942) and the fifth-highest total attendance (11,778).

    Iowa ranked 19th in the country in attendance, averaging 4,567 fans per contest.

    This year marks the third straight season that Iowa has ranked inside the top 20 in attendance. The Hawkeyes were 19th in attendance last year and were 13th in 2010.

    ? Sophomore Melissa Dixon was named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year. She is the second Hawkeye in school history to earn the award ( Megan Skouby, 2008).

    ? Senior Morgan Johnson was a second team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. She was a second team pick last year as a junior.

    ? Sophomore Samantha Logic was a third team All-Big Ten selection by the media and an honorable mention pick by the coaches. She was a unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team last year.

    ? Senior Jaime Printy was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. Printy is the only player in school history to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of her four years. She was Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second team All-Big Ten as a freshman, second team All-Big Ten as a sophomore and third team All-Big Ten as a junior.

    ? Iowa broke the school record for single-season assists in the win over Miami (March 24). The previous record of 514 was set last year. Iowa finished with 531 assists.

    ? Iowa finished second in the Big Ten and 26th in the NCAA with 15.7 assists per game.

    ? Iowa recorded at least 17 assists in 15 games, including five games with 20 or more.

    Sophomore Melissa Dixon is not only the best sixth player in the Big Ten, she is one of the best across the country.

    Dixon’s 3-point percentage (39.8) and 3-pointers made (78) were the second-most in the nation among sixth players. Missouri’s Morgan Eye topped the list (40.3, 109 3-pointers).

    In conference games only, Dixon led the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (43 percent) and was tied for second in 3-pointers made (2.9).

    ? Samantha Logic became Iowa’s single season assist record holder, breaking the mark in Iowa’s win at Northwestern (March 3). Logic entered the game tied with Cara Consuegra (2000-01) at 191 assists. Logic collected seven assists at Northwestern and finished with 217.

    ? Logic led the Big Ten and ranked 15th in the NCAA with 6.4 assists per game.

    ? Logic recorded seven or more assists in 15 games, including four games with 10 or more. She had at least five assists in 24 games.

    ? Logic’s six games with double digit assists are the second most in Iowa history. Cara Consuegra had nine games in her career with 10 or more assists. The next closest Hawkeyes on the list are Kachine Alexander, Jolette Law and Michelle Edwards, with two career games.

    ? Samantha Logic recorded her fourth double-double of the season, and the 12th of her career, in Iowa’s win over Miami (March 24). Logic finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Logic has 10 double-doubles of the points/rebounds variety, one with points/assists and one with assists/rebounds. She also has one career triple-double.

    ? Logic recorded a double-double in each of her first two career NCAA tournament games. She finished with 11 points and 11 assists against California last season.

    ? Logic tallied the second 20-point performance of the season, and the fourth of her career, in the win over Miami. Her other 20-point game this year was a career-high 26 at Purdue (Feb. 17).

    ? With 11 rebounds against Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Logic collected her 12th career double digit rebounding performance. Logic had six games this season with 10 or more rebounds. Last year as a freshman, Logic tallied six games, including a stretch of four-straight during Big Ten play.

    The 2013 senior class of Jaime Printy, Morgan Johnson and Trisha Nesbitt compiled 82 wins in their four years at Iowa and averaged 20 wins a season. The senior class competed in the NCAA Tournament in all four years of their careers.

    Senior Jaime Printy is only the fourth player in Iowa history to score 1,800 career points and only the fifth Hawkeye to record 400 career assists.

    Former Hawkeye All-American Michelle Edwards is the only other player in school history to reach 1,800 career points and 400 career assists.

    Senior Morgan Johnson set the school record for career starts in Iowa’s game at Purdue (Feb. 17). Johnson broke Jennie Lillis’ record of 121 starts as a Hawkeye and finished with 129 career starts.

    Johnson set the school record for career games played in Iowa’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Nebraska (March 8). Johnson broke Kamille Wahlin’s record of 127 games played and finished with 130 games played.

    Johnson never missed a game in her four-year career.

    Morgan Johnson not only set the Iowa school record for career blocks, but she now holds the record for blocks in the Johnson household.

    Johnson’s mother, Leslie, compiled 265 career blocks from 1981-85 at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Morgan broke her mother’s record against Michigan (Jan. 27), collecting her 266th career block. She finished with 293 career blocks.

    ? Jaime Printy was 443-of-497 (89.1 percent) from the free throw line in her career, which was just shy of the Big Ten and Iowa career record of 89.2, held by Wendy Ausdemore.

    ? Printy shot 92.5 percent (135-of-146) from the free throw line on the season, breaking the Iowa single season record and tying the Big Ten single season record. The Iowa record was 89.4 (101-of-113) by Lindsey Meder in 2000-01. The Big Ten record was 92.5 (99-of-107) by Indiana’s Cyndi Valentin in 2003-04.

    ? Printy went 3-of-3 from the line against Drake, 4-of-4 against Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Indiana and Notre Dame, 6-of-6 against Iowa State and San Diego, 8-of-8 vs. Northwestern, 11-of-11 against Middle Tennessee and 17-of-17 against West Virginia.

    ? Printy made 22-straight free throws, from Iowa’s game vs. Texas (Dec. 28) through the game vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 24). Printy converted 21-consecutive free throws between Iowa’s game vs. North Carolina and the road contest at Florida State.

    ? Printy put together a string of at least 20-consecutive made free throws in each year of her career. She converted 27-straight as a freshman and 32-straight as a sophomore and junior. Iowa’s record for consecutive free throws made is 33 by Lindsey Meder.

    Senior Jaime Printy was one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

    Iowa had seven different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring this season.

    Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring 13 times, Jaime Printy 10 times, Melissa Dixon eight times, Samantha Logic four times, Theairra Taylor three times, Bethany Doolittle twice and Kathy Thomas once.

    Head coach Lisa Bluder became the 42nd coach in NCAA women’s basketball history (all divisions) and only the 25th Division I head coach (minimum 10 years at a DI school) to collect 600 wins Jan. 20 vs. Purdue.

    Bluder entered the 2012-13 season as the 26th winningest active coach and the 46th overall winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history (by victories).

    ? Morgan Johnson finished as Iowa’s all-time leading shot blocker (293), fourth in career rebounds (886) and ninth in career scoring (1,582). Johnson also holds the school record for career games played (130) and career starts (129).

    ? Jaime Printy finished her career ranked second in career 3-pointers (252), third in career scoring (1,841) and tied for fourth in career assists (412).

    ? Samantha Logic is tied for 10th in career assists (353). She needs five more assists to move past Nadine Domond for ninth place.

    ? Melissa Dixon ranks 12th in career 3-pointers (113). She needs four more 3-pointers to move past Crystal Smith for 11th place.

    ? Iowa’s win over 11th-ranked Purdue (Jan. 20) marked the 15th time under Lisa Bluder that the Hawkeyes have defeated a top-15 team.

    ? The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In nine of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.

    ? Purdue was the highest ranked opponent the Hawkeyes have defeated since knocking off No. 10 Michigan State (66-64) on Jan. 27, 2011.

    ? This season marked just the second time in school history that Iowa defeated three ranked teams prior to Big Ten play (No. 12 West Virginia, No. 22 Iowa State, No. 20 Texas). The only other time Iowa knocked off three ranked opponents was in 1993 (No. 4 Louisiana Tech, No. 20 Missouri State, No. 9 Southern California).

    ? This season was only the sixth time in school history that Iowa played at least three ranked teams prior to conference action. Iowa faced five ranked opponents in 1990 (2-3 record) and three in 1999 (0-3), 1995 (2-1), 1993 (3-0) and 1989 (1-2).

    ? Iowa tied the school record for number of wins over ranked teams in a season with seven. The Hawkeyes have accomplished the feat three other times (1995-96, 1993-94, 1992-93).

    ? Iowa faced 11 ranked teams this season, which is tied for the most games against ranked opponents in a season. The only other time Iowa played 11 ranked teams in a season was in 1992-93 (7-4 record).

    ? Scoring – Morgan Johnson, 14.4 points per game
    ? Rebounding – Morgan Johnson, 7.5 rebounds per game
    ? Assists – Samantha Logic, 6.4 assists per game
    ? Blocks – Morgan Johnson, 2.0 blocks per game
    ? Steals – Samantha Logic, 1.8 steals per game
    ? Field Goal Percentage – Morgan Johnson, 52.9 percent
    ? 3-Point Percentage – Melissa Dixon, 39.8 percent
    ? Free Throw Percentage – Jaime Printy, 92.5 percent

    ? Morgan Johnson became the Iowa career leader in blocks against Florida International.

    Johnson entered the game needing two blocks to break Tangela Smith’s career blocks record and she finished with five. She finished with 293 career blocks.

    ? Morgan Johnson set the school record for games started (129) and career games played (130).

    ? Samantha Logic became Iowa’s single season assist record holder, breaking the mark in Iowa’s win at Northwestern. Logic collected seven assists at Northwestern to break the record and finished with 217.

    ? Samantha Logic broke Iowa’s school record for assists in a single game against Texas, finishing with 14. Her 14 assists were the most by a Big Ten player this season. Earlier this year, Logic tied the previous school record with 12 against Middle Tennessee State.

    ? Jaime Printy broke the Iowa single season record and tied the Big Ten single season record for free throw percentage. Printy shot 92.5 percent (99-of-107) on the season.

    ? Against West Virginia, Jaime Printy became only the third player in Big Ten history to go 17-of-17 from the free throw line, matching the best single game free throw performance in conference history. Wisconsin’s Michele Kozelka (1989) and Keisha Anderson (1996) are the only other players in Big Ten history to accomplish the feat.

    ? Printy’s 17 made free throws tied the single game school record and are tied for the second most made free throws in Big Ten history.

    ? Jaime Printy (vs. Middle Tennessee and vs. West Virginia) and Morgan Johnson (at Wisconsin) were perfect from the free throw line (minimum 10 attempts), tying the school record for single game free throw percentage.

    ? Jaime Printy tied the school record for 3-pointers made in a single game with seven against San Diego. Kamille Wahlin and Lindsey Meder are the only other Iowa players to hit seven 3’s in a single game. Printy was 6-of-7 in the second half, making her final five attempts. Her seven made treys were the second most by a Big Ten player this season.

    ? Melissa Dixon tied the school record for 3-pointers made by an Iowa player in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with six against Northwestern.

    ? Iowa broke the school record for single season asissts, finishing with 531. The previous record was 514, set last season.

    ? The Hawkeyes set a school record for total rebounds, collecting 1,303 on the season. The previous mark of 1,300 was set in 2009-10.

    ? As a team, the Hawkeyes set the Big Ten and school record for free throws made (42) and set the school record for free throw attempts (50) in the win over West Virginia.

    Jaime Printy and Bethany Doolittle both had impressive finishes in Iowa’s games against Wisconsin and at Michigan.

    Printy took over in the final minutes against Wisconsin (Jan. 24), scoring 14-straight points to give Iowa the win. The Hawkeyes trailed 52-51 with 5:25 left in the game. Printy then scored Iowa’s next 14 points and went on her own personal 12-0 run from the 4:11 mark to the 1:53 mark, giving Iowa a 10-point advantage.

    Doolittle did the same at Michigan (Jan. 27), netting eight points to give Iowa a lead after it trailed by a point late in the contest. Doolittle’s jumper with 5:20 left put Iowa ahead, 55-54. Doolittle went on her own 8-1 run from 5:20-1:45 in the second half to lift the Hawkeyes to the win.

    Senior Trisha Nesbitt scored a career-high 12 points in Iowa’s win at Drake (Dec. 16). Playing roughly 30 minutes from her hometown of Ames, Nesbitt netted two 3-pointers and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Nesbitt, who has battled injuries throughout her entire career, scored in double figures for just the second time in her four years at Iowa. Nesbitt’s first double figure performance came as a freshman against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament.

    Sophomore Samantha Logic has enjoyed the month of February in her Hawkeye career.

    In 14 career games in the month, Logic is averaging 13.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and shooting 50.8 percent from the field.

    Logic netted a career-high 26 points at Purdue on Feb. 17 this year. Last season in February, Logic registered two 20-point performances and five double-doubles, including one triple-double.

    Morgan Johnson was named Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 19) for her efforts in the Preseason WNIT semifinals and championship game.

    Johnson averaged 20 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor against two tough opponents in Middle Tennessee and North Carolina.

    Johnson started the week with 20 points (8-of-10 FGs), eight rebounds and two blocks in Iowa’s overtime win over Middle Tennessee. She followed with another 20-point performance, along with 11 rebounds, against ACC opponent North Carolina, battling 6-6 center Waltiea Rolle in the paint.

    The award was Johnson’s second weekly honor from the Big Ten in her career. She was named Big Ten Player of the Week last year after scoring 37 points at Bradley.

    Jaime Printy was named Big Ten Player of Week (Jan. 29) for her efforts in Iowa’s wins against Wisconsin and at No. 23 Michigan.

    Printy averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 54.5 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and was 14-of-15 from the free throw line in Iowa’s two wins.

    Printy is averaging 14.4 points per game, having scored in double figures in nine-straight games and 20-of-25 games for the season. She leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally in free throw percentage (92.4).

    Printy netted 29 points against Wisconsin, missing only two shots in 10 attempts, while going 3-of-3 from 3-point distance and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She also added eight rebounds and four assists, with just one turnover, in 35 minutes.

    The Marion, Iowa, native finished the week with 14 points and five rebounds at No. 23 Michigan. She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    The honor marked the second time in Printy’s career she has been named Big Ten Player of the Week and her sixth Big Ten honor (four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week in 2009-10).