Johnson, Nesbitt, Printy named women's basketball captains


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The Iowa women’s basketball team has named Morgan Johnson, Trisha Nesbitt, and Jaime Printy as captains for the 2012-13 season, announced head coach Lisa Bluder.

The team plays a role in selecting its own leaders, but Bluder said she believes the Hawkeyes made the right decisions in picking the three experienced athletes.

“Jaime, Morgan, and Trisha are exceptional leaders and will serve as terrific role models for our young players,” the coach said in a release. “They are perfect examples of what a true student-athlete should be within our program.”

Johnson earned second team All-Big Ten honors as a junior. Her 54.9 field-goal percentage put her at the top of the Big Ten and made her No. 7 in the NCAA. She also ranked second in the conference and 27th in the nation in blocks per game, tallying 2.3.

Nesbitt has been plagued by injuries throughout her career as a Hawkeye, but has 65 games of experience. Nesbitt played in all 34 games her freshman year in 2009-10, but has only managed to play in 15 games in each of the following seasons.

Printy earned honorable mention all-American status as a sophomore and has been named All-Big Ten three times. Printy suffered an ACL tear toward the end of the season, but still led the team in points per game (16.9), steals (2), and free throw percentage (88.8).

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