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Printy not only excels on the court, but in the classroom as well. As a junior, Printy was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team. She has maintained status on the Dean’s List for multiple semesters and has been honored with Iowa’s Presidential Committee on Athletics Award numerous times. Printy has also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in each season she was eligible (freshmen are not eligible to receive Academic All-Big Ten honors).
Printy is the ultimate example of character in a Division I student-athlete. She is a model citizen, dedicated role model to youth and is a two-time team captain. Head coach Lisa Bluder has mentioned multiple times that Printy is the ultimate definition of a student-athlete. Printy showed her character last season after suffering a devastating injury. Printy tore her ACL for the second time in her basketball career with just eight games left in the regular season, while her team was in the middle of battling for a postseason berth. Jaime was initially devastated, but took on a new leadership role from the bench, helping mentor the freshmen that replaced her in the lineup. With Printy’s help, the underclassmen helped Iowa win the final eight games of the regular season to finish second in the Big Ten and wrap up an NCAA Tournament invitation. Printy has battled through intense rehab all summer and fall and anticipates being full-strength in time for the start of her senior season.
Printy is extremely involved in the community. In a recent interview, she mentioned to the member of the media that the responsibility she appreciates the most about being a student-athlete is serving as a mentor to young girls in the eastern Iowa community. She volunteers her time with numerous organizations, including local Girl Scout troops, the Ronald McDonald House, the ACS Hope Lodge, Salvation Army and multiple elementary schools. Printy visits families and their young children who are battling illness at the Ronald McDonald House, spends time and plays board games with elder cancer patients at the Hope Lodge and has served meals for the homeless at the local Shelter House. Printy has participated in the Read to Grow program at elementary schools, reading books to classrooms and helping young students with their work. She has also helped organize the Iowa Student-Athlete Day of Caring, when the entire team dedicates a day to a community service project. Last season, Printy helped clean up landscaping at a local retirement home. In addition to her visits to the Ronald McDonald and House and ACS Hope Lodge, Printy is the first player to fulfill regular hospital visit requests. She is also willing to visit the local University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to visit any patient that has requested a visit from an Iowa student-athlete.
Printy will graduate this spring from Iowa as one of the most decorated players in school history. She was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010 and set three school records. As a sophomore, she was named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, becoming the youngest player in school history to earn All-America honors. She also became the youngest player in Iowa history to join the 1,000 point club. Printy is a three-time All-Big Ten selection, earning second team honors as a freshman and sophomore and third team honors, despite a knee injury, as a junior. She was invited to try out for team USA and the World University Games between her sophomore and junior seasons. She has consistently ranked among the top players in the Big Ten and in the NCAA in points per game, 3-pointers per game and free throw shooting.