WALNUT CREEK – Junior forward Amanda Johnson and sophomore guard Laura Stanulis were named to the 2010-11 Pac-10 Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic first team, it was announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
For Johnson, this is the second straight year she has been named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team. The Santa Rosa, Calif., native is currently pursuing a master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy with a 4.09 grade point average.
In February, Johnson was named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® women's basketball first team, becoming the first women’s basketball player to receive the first team honor since Stefanie Kasperski in 1990.
Johnson has already earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in the summer of 2010.
The Ducks finished the 2010-11 season with a record of 13-17 as Johnson was named Pac-10 honorable mention after averaging 15.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Her 1,146 career points rank 18th all-time at Oregon while her 701 rebounds rank ninth.
Johnson also has reached the Oregon all-time top-10 in three additional categories with 124 three-pointers (8th all-time), 164 steals (8th all-time) and 20 double-doubles (7th all-time).
For Oregon this marks the first time since 1997 that two women’s basketball players were named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Academic first team.
Stanulis, a biology major, currently has a 3.68 gpa. The Portland native was the 2011 Green & Gold Award recipient for contributions on and off the floor.
Stanulis appeared in 20 games off the bench for Oregon as a back-up point guard. She dished a game-high tying four assists and a game-high five steals, while also adding a then career-high tying five rebounds in Oregon’s 82-71 victory over Denver on Dec. 17.
Stanulis also added a game-high tying and career best seven assists in a 99-72 win at Santa Clara on Dec. 21.
In addition, senior Kristi Fallin
was named Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honorable mention. Fallin averaged 7.0 points off the bench this season, knocking down 47 three-pointers on the year. The Roseburg, Ore., native spent two seasons in Eugene, and received the Most Improved Award following her senior campaign.
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