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Johnson Named First Team Academic All-America
Release Date: 02/24/2011
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EUGENE, Ore. - Amanda Johnson has been named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® women's basketball first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The junior from Santa Rosa, Calif., becomes just the second student-athlete in program history to be chosen as a first team academic All-American.

An All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention pick last year, Johnson is a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy with a 3.97 grade point average.

A second team academic All-America selection last year, Johnson ranks third in the Pac-10 in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. She is also fifth in steals (2.4 per game), sixth in the league in free throw percentage (.766) and seventh in blocked shots (1.0 per game).

Going into Thursday night's game at California, she ranks 20th in career scoring at Oregon with 1,079 points, eighth in three-pointers (115), ninth in career steals (159) and with 659 rebounds, needs seven more to crack the UO career top 10.

She has already earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. A member of the 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman team, she was the winner of the 2010 Doyle Higdon Me-morial Trophy, presented to a UO sophomore who excels in athletics, scholarship and citizenship.

Johnson joins an impressive five-member first team that includes two-time Wade Trophy winner Maya Moore of Connecticut, Erin Anthony of Army, Kathleen Barry of Columbia and Liz Repella of West Virginia.

Oregon's only other women's basketball first team academic All-America selection was Stefanie Kasperski, a two-time first teamer in 1989-90. Johnson also becomes just the third student-athlete in program history to be named to the academic All-America team twice, joining Kasperski and Bev Smith, a second team selection in 1980 and a third team selection in 1982.

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