Illinois' Smith and Iowa's Printy Earn Weekly Awards

Iowa's Jaime Printy recorded her first collegiate 20-point game against William & Mary on Tuesday.

Iowa's Jaime Printy recorded her first collegiate 20-point game against William & Mary on Tuesday.

Nov. 30, 2009

BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jenna Smith, Illinois
Sr., C, 6-3, Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy

Smith was named MVP of the Cal Poly Holiday Beach Classic over the weekend after leading Illinois to the tournament title with wins against Cal Poly and Alabama. The senior opened the week by leading her squad to a road win over in-state rival Illinois State, recording 19 points and nine boards with four assists, two blocks and a steal in the 62-51 win. In the Illini’s tournament-opener against host Cal Poly, Smith posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, also recording six blocks in a 56-47 victory. Smith then posted her sixth double-double in seven games in the tournament’s championship game. She tallied 28 points, 17 boards, three assists and a steal as Illinois erased a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Alabama, 64-55. For the week, Smith averaged 20.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 2.3 assists and 0.7 blocks per game while helping her team to its first six-game winning streak since the 1997-98 season. The weekly honor is the fourth of Smith’s career

Last ILL POW: Lacey Simpson, Feb. 10, 2009

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jaime Printy, Iowa
G, 5-11, Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar

Printy takes home Iowa’s first Freshman of the Week honor after averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists as the Hawkeyes went 2-1 last week. The freshman recorded her first 20-point game against William & Mary on Tuesday, also pulling down nine rebounds with five assists and a block. Versus West Virginia on Friday, she poured in 16 points with four boards and five assists in a close loss before tallying 12 points with five rebounds and three assists in a thrilling 72-69 win over Columbia on Saturday in which she hit a game-tying three-pointer with less than a minute left to play.


 

 

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