IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior guard Jaime Printy is one of 30 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to be named a candidate for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Printy has excelled both on and off the court during her career. The Marion, Iowa, native 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-America accolades as a sophomore and All-Big Ten recognition as a junior. She became the youngest player in school history to join the 1,000 point club and receive All-America honors.
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.
The list of 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 finalists by a national media committee in February. Those 10 finalists will be placed on a ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting, coupled with votes from coaches and media, will determine the winner.