May 17, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- SEASON SUMMARY
The University of Iowa women's basketball team finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 19-12 overall record, including a tie for second place in the Big Ten with an 11-5 mark. The Hawkeyes won their final eight regular season games to finish tied for second.
The Hawkeyes were an at-large selection for the NCAA Tournament, earning a No. 9 seed in the South Bend first and second round site. Iowa faced No. 8 seed California and was defeated in the first round.
SUCCESS UNDER BLUDER
This season marks the ninth time in 12 seasons under head coach Lisa Bluder that Iowa has been selected for the NCAA Tournament, including each of the last five seasons. The Hawkeyes have participated in postseason play in all but one season under Bluder (two WNIT appearances).
In addition, Iowa finished with a winning record for the 11th time in 12 seasons under Bluder. Iowa's tie for second place in the Big Ten is also the ninth time, under Bluder, the Hawkeyes recorded an upper-division finish in the conference.
NCAA STREAK RANKS HIGH IN BIG TEN
Iowa's five straight NCAA Tournament appearances is the second-longest active streak among Big Ten schools. The Hawkeyes have been an at-large selection from 2008-12.
Ohio State is the only other Big Ten program to have a longer active NCAA selection streak, having made the tournament in each of the last 10 seasons.
FINISHING REGULAR SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE
Iowa's 11 conference wins are the most since 2001-02 and the fourth-most in school history (during a 16-game conference schedule). Iowa had 15 wins in 1995-96 and 13 wins in 1997-98.
Iowa tied for second place in the Big Ten, marking the highest finish since winning the Big Ten regular season title in 2008-09.
This is the fifth-straight year that Iowa received a top-four seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
NUMBERS OVER WINNING STREAK
Iowa closed the regular season with eight-straight wins, starting with a victory over then No. 13 Purdue (Jan. 28) and ending with a win against Michigan (Feb. 26).
As a team, Iowa shot 42.7 percent from the field (211-of-494).
Iowa averaged 16.9 assists per game and held a +5.5 rebounding margin.
Morgan Johnson averaged 17.6 points and eight rebounds and shot 55.4 percent from the field (56-of-101).
Kamille Wahlin averaged 16.3 points and shot 38.1 percent from 3-point range (24-of-63).
Samantha Logic scored 13.1 points per game, grabbed 10.8 rebounds and is dished out 5.6 assists per contest.
PUTTING WINNING STREAK IN PERSPECTIVE
Iowa's eight-straight conference wins are the most consecutive Big Ten wins for Iowa since the 2007-08 season, when Iowa won eight-straight from Jan. 13-Feb. 10.
Iowa's eight-straight wins to close the regular season is the longest streak since 1989-90 when the Hawkeyes closed the regular season on a nine-game winning streak. The only other Iowa team to win eight or more games to close the regular season was in 1986-87 (11-straight wins).
HOT IN FEBRUARY
Over the past four seasons, Lisa Bluder and the Hawkeyes have compiled an impressive 31-7 mark in the month of February.
Iowa was 7-0 this season during February and went 5-2 last season.
The Hawkeyes collected a 6-2 mark during the 2009-10 season, 8-1 in 2008-09 and 5-2 in 2007-08.
Iowa closed the 2010-11 season with five-straight wins and won six of its final seven in 2009-10. The Hawkeyes won six straight to end the 2008-09 season and 11 of their last 13 in 2007-08.
Iowa has played 1,098 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa's overall record is 671-426 (.611). That includes a 340-170 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 322-91 (.780) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
IOWA CONTINUES TREND AGAINST RANKED FOES
Iowa's win over 13th-ranked Purdue (Jan. 28) marks the 13th time under Lisa Bluder that the Hawkeyes have defeated at top-15 team.
The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In eight of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.
TEAM RECORDS FALL
Broke school record for team assists in a single season with 514. Previous mark was 468 in 2002-03 and 2009-10. The Hawkeyes led the Big Ten and ranked 12th in the NCAA in assists.
Broke school and Big Ten record for season free throw percentage, finishing with a 79.4 (446-of-562) percentage. Previous record was 79.2 percent in 2008-09. The Hawkeyes led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the NCAA in free throw percentage.
Tied the school and Carver-Hawkeye Arena record for free throw percentage in win over Wisconsin, going a perfect 16-of-16. Iowa was also 27-of-30 (90 percent) at Bradley, setting a school record for free throw percentage with a minimum of 30 attempts.
Iowa set or tied four school and Carver-Hawkeye Arena 3-point shooting records in a win over Mississippi Valley State: going 14-of-35 from distance.
Third team All-Big Ten selection
Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
Set school record for career games played (127)
Became first player in Iowa history to record 400 career assists and 200 made 3-pointers in a career
Became 11th player in school history to score 1,400 career points
Finished second at Iowa in career 3-pointers (231), third in career assists (427) and eighth in career scoring (1,483)
Second team All-Big Ten selection
Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 17)
School record for blocks by a junior (70)
Netted 1,000th career point
Led the Big ten and finished seventh in the NCAA in field goal percentage (54.9)
Her 37 points at Bradley were the third most by a Big Ten Player during the season
Three time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Two time co-Big Ten Player of the Week
Recorded fourth triple-double in school history (13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Michigan)
Unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection
School record for assists by a freshman (136)
Her 18 rebounds at Michigan Were the second-most by a Big Ten Player during the season
Third team All-Big Ten selection
Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team
Capital One Academic All-District
Ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA in free throw percentage before ACL inury. Hit 30-straight free throws over four-game stretch during nonconference play
Tied school record for 3-pointers attempted in a single game in Iowa history (15)
Set an Iowa record for 3-pointers made inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena (6)
Scored 19 points and went 5-of-10 from 3-point line in first career start
SENIOR CLASS ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL CAREER
Iowa's 2012 senior class went a combined 82-46 (64.1 winning percentage) overall and 44-24 (64.7 winning percentage) in Big Ten play.
The class never finished lower than third in the final Big Ten standings.
IOWA AWARD WINNERS TOP THE BIG TEN
Iowa and Penn State were the only two teams with three players named to the All-Big Ten team voted on by the coaches.
Iowa and Minnesota were the only two teams with eight player named Academic All-Big Ten. Iowa's Academic All-Big Ten selections included Kamille Wahlin, Kelly Krei, Hannah Draxten, Megan Considine, Kalli Hansen, Trisha Nesbitt, Jaime Printy and Morgan Johnson.
STEPPING UP AFTER PRINTY GOES DOWN
Kamille Wahlin, Morgan Johnson and Samantha Logic's numbers over the final eight games helped with the absence of Iowa's leading scorer, Jaime Printy, who suffered a torn ACL at Wisconsin (Feb. 2).
After Printy's injury, Wahlin averaged 16.9 points and shot 37.1 percent (23-of-62) from 3-point range. She also had 37 assists to just 19 turnovers.
Johnson scored 15.4 points per game and shot 54.4 perecent (49-of-90) from the field.
Logic averaged a double-double with 14 points and 10.4 rebounds over the eight-game stretch. She shot 46 percent (40-of-87) from the field and also dished out 6.5 assists per game.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kamille Wahlin finished her career ranked second in career 3-pointers made (231), third in career assists (427) and eighth in career scoring (1,483).
Kelly Krei finished her career ranked sixth in 3-pointers made (162) and 17th in career rebounds (561).
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (227), 13th in career rebounds (630) and 29th in career scoring (1,092). She needs nine more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 24 more rebounds to move past Shanda Berry for 12th place and nine more points to pass Shanda Berry for 28th place.
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (197), 11th in career scoring (1,409) and 12th in career assists (304). She needs 25 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 31 more points to move past Megan Skouby for 10th place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
PRINTY SUFFERS TORN ACL
Iowa's leading scorer, Jaime Printy, suffered a torn ACL in her left knee in Iowa's win at Wisconsin (Feb. 2). Printy underwent successful surgery on Feb. 7 and will miss the rest of the 2012 season.
Printy has started every game since her freshman season, totaling 88 starts/games played.
TEAM AWARDS HANDED OUT AT BANQUET
Three players earned team awards at the annual season-ending banquet.
Scoring - Jaime Printy, 16.9 points per game
Rebounding - Samantha Logic, 7.1 rebounds per game
Assists - Samantha Logic, 4.4 assists per game
Blocks - Morgan Johnson, 2.3 blocks per game
Steals - Jaime Printy, 2.0 steals per game
Field Goal Percentage - Morgan Johnson, 54.9 percent
3-Point Percentage - Kamille Wahlin, 37 percent
Free Throw Percentage - Jaime Printy, 88.8 percent
HAWKEYES PLAY TOUGH SCHEDULE
Five Iowa opponents finished the season ranked in the final USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll: Penn State (9th), Texas A&M (12th), St. John's (15th), Purdue (18th) and Ohio State (22nd).
Iowa also faced 10 NCAA Tournament teams, including St. John's, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Iowa State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State.
GOLF EXTRAVAGANZA SET FOR JUNE 7
The University of Iowa women's basketball team will hold its annual Golf Extravaganza June 5 at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
The outing will be a four-person best shot format, with hole and flight prizes. Cost for a foursome is $500, which includes lunch and dinner, photo with Head Coach Lisa Bluder, a participant gift and a chance to meet current Hawkeye student-athletes and coaches.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The "Par" sponsorship level costs $150 and the business or individual name will be listed on signage on the course. The "Birdie" level is $500 and includes signage on a tee box during the outing and an appreciation gift. The "Eagle" level is $1,500 and includes a complimentary foursome in the outing, name on the welcome banner, recognition at the event and an appreciation gift.
Proceeds from the outing directly support Iowa's summer overseas trip, taken every four years.
For entry forms and more information, visit the women's basketball page of hawkeyesports.com.