WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Four members of the Oregon women’s basketball team received Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic teams honors, 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 either be a starter or a significant contributor.

For the third consecutive year, senior Amanda Johnson was named to Pac-12 All-Academic First Team. The Santa, Rosa, Calif., native is just the second UO women’s basketball player in program history to earn first-team honors on three occasions, following Stefanie Kasperski (1988-90).

Last month, Johnson was named the 2012 Toyo Tires Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Johnson is also the only player in Oregon women’s basketball program history to be named a three-time Academic All-American. In addition, it was announced last Saturday that she was named a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American.

Johnson is a graduate student at Oregon earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology and human services with a 4.16 grade point average.

Johnson’s career numbers include; 1,505 points (5th), 893 rebounds (4th), 168 three-pointers (5th) and 195 steals (5th). This season she averaged 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

For the second year in a row, junior Laura Stanulis also received accolades, named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. The native of Portland, Ore., is a human physiology major with a 3.45 gpa. During the 2011-12 season, Stanulis averaged 2.7 points and1.6 rebounds per game playing in 30 games. The back-up point guard finished second on the squad with 63 assists.

Sophomore forward Danielle Love was also named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team with a 3.55 gpa in business administration. Love was one of two players on the 2011-12 squad to start all 31 games, averaging 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, while knocking 39 three-pointers.

Sophomore Deanna Weaver was named honorable mention. The native of Santa Clara, Calif., is a family and human services major. Last season she averaged 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

The Oregon women’s basketball program has not had four student-athletes receive conference all-academic honors since 2006, and it also the first time three players were named to the first and/or second teams since 1997.

PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC - WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
First Team

Chelsea Bridgewater, UTAH ...............Jr. ............3.85 ............Psychology
Amanda Johnson, ORE .......................Gr. ...........3.97 ............Counseling and Family Services
Rachel Messer, UTAH ........................Jr. ............3.84 ............Management
Rosie Tarnowski, WSU ........................Sr. ............3.58 ............Education
Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH .....................So. ...........3.91 ............Biology

Second Team

Kali Bennett, ASU ..............................Gr. ...........3.42 ............Design Studies and Writing
Layshia Clarendon, CAL ......................Jr. ............3.44 ............American Studies
Danielle Love, ORE .............................So. ...........3.55 ............Business Administration
Chiney Ogwumike, STAN ....................So. ...........3.46 ............Undeclared
Laura Stanulis, ORE ............................Jr. ............3.45 ............Human Physiology

Honorable Mention (Oregon Only): Deanna Weaver