Iowa senior guard Jaime Printy has proven she is much more than a basketball player during her time on the Hawkeye hardwood.
Printy recently proved that even more when she was one of 10 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to be named a finalist for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
“It speaks volumes because she's done a great job in all of those categories,” said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. “Not only has she been a great four-year player for us here, but an exceptional student. She does a great job in the classroom and as a community servant.”
On the court, Printy is one of the most decorated players in Iowa history, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 2010, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American accolades as a sophomore and All-Big Ten recognition as a junior. She also became the youngest player in school history to join the 1,000-point club and receive an All-America honor.
Off the court, Printy has been named Capital One Academic All-District, is a member of the Dean’s List and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. She is active in the eastern Iowa community, volunteering with numerous charities, organizations and local elementary schools.
Brittany Chambers (Kansas State), Layshia Clarendon (California), Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Jacqui Kalin (Northern Iowa), Kevi Luper (Oral Roberts), Anna Martin (DePaul), Drey Mingo (Purdue), and Chelsea Poppins (Iowa State) join Printy as finalists for the award.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in October.
Nationwide voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote in the Senior CLASS Award website or on the Senior CLASS Award Facebook page through March 25. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
The women’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans April 7 and 9.
For more information, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.