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EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon sophomore forward Amanda Johnson was named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® University Division second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Johnson, who has a 4.0 gpa and is a double major in Psychology and Sociology is scheduled to graduate following the 2010 spring semester and is currently in the process of applying graduate programs. She is on track to finish with a Master’s Degree at the end of her four years at the UO.

Johnson was originally named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team on Feb. 4, ensuring her placement on the ballot for All-American consideration.

The Santa Rosa, Calif., native is also excelling on the basketball court this year. The 6-foot-2 forward is averaging 12.8 points per game as well as a team-leading 8.7 rebounds per game.

Johnson has scored 20 points or more on five occasions, and leads the Ducks with eight double-doubles. She has also led Oregon in rebounding 16 times.

Oregon has had just two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Stefanie Kasperski (1989 & 1990) and Bev Smith (1980 & 1982) were each two-time winners of the award.

Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

There is a University Division (Division I programs) and a College Division (DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA programs) for men's and women's basketball.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

Oregon returns to the floor Thursday to host USC at 7 p.m.. The Ducks will then play their final Pac-10 game ever at Mac Court, hosting UCLA on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game is scheduled to be broadcast by Fox Sports Net, and will also serve as senior day for Micaela Cocks, Taylor Lilley and Lindsey Saffold.

Here is a list of this year’s winners.

2009-10 ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-America®
Women’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA
First Team

Name                  School                                           Dist.      Cl.     Hometown                   GPA      Major
Erin Anthony        U.S. Military Academy                      I            Jr.     Allentown, Pa.                3.78     Civil Engineering
Angie Bjorklund    Tennessee                                       IV          Jr.     Spokane Valley, Wash.   3.80     Psychology
Kelsey Luna (2)    Indiana State                                   V            Sr.     St. Louis, Mo.               4.00     Psychology
Maya Moore (1)    Connecticut                                     I             Jr.     Lawrenceville, Ga.          3.70     Individualized Major
Liz Repella           West Virginia                                  II             Jr.     Steubenville, Ohio          3.95      Exercise Physiology

Second Team
Name                 School                                           Dist.        Cl.     Hometown                   GPA     Major

Lori Bjork             Maryland                                        II             Gr.     Johnston, Iowa               3.93      Political Science
Brandi Brown        Middle Tennessee St.                     IV            Gr.     Jamestown, Tenn.          3.90      Accounting
Amanda Johnson  Oregon                                       VIII           So.     Santa Rosa, Cal.           4.00      Psychology
May Kotsopoulos  Vermont                                        I               Sr.     Waterloo, Ontario, Can   3.66     Business Administration
Lauren Sims         Long Beach State                         VIII             Sr.     Fullerton, Cal.                4.00     Biology & Physiology

Third Team
Name                  School                                         Dist.          Cl.     Hometown                GPA     Major

Alysha Clark         Middle Tennessee St.                    IV              Sr.     Mt. Juliet, Tenn.          3.30     Electronic Media Journalism
Rachele Fitz          Marist                                          I                Sr.     Seven Hills, Ohio         3.35    Fashion Design
Amanda Stull        Coastal Carolina                            III               Sr.     Rushville, Ind.             3.94    Biology
Ashley Sweat        Kansas State                                VII             Sr.     McPherson, Kan.        3.51    Kinesiology
Jasmine Thomas  Duke                                              III              Jr.      Fairfax, Va.                3.37    Sociology