Jayme Olson was a key figure in the rise of the Iowa State women’s basketball program from 1995-98. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, Olson was a four-time all-conference pick and ISU’s first GTE Academic All-American (1997). The Big Eight Freshman of the Year in 1995, Olson played on the U.S. Olympic Festival team in the summer of 1995. As a junior in 1996-97, Olson averaged 17.1 points en route to first-team All-Big 12 and Kodak Region V All-America honors, leading the Cyclones to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. She capped off her career in 1997-98 by earning honorable mention All-America honors and directing ISU to its first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Olson had her jersey retired in 2004 and ended her career holding school records on 13 season and 15 career lists, including scoring (1,799).
- Four-time all-conference selection
- Big Eight Freshman of the Year in 1995
- GTE Academic All-American in 1997
- First-team All-Big 12 Conference in 1997 and honorable mention All-American in 1998
- Led ISU to its first NCAA Championship appearance (1997) and win (1998)
- Held 13 season and 15 career records after graduation
- Had her jersey retired in 2004