|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|High School:||Maria Carrillo HS|
Points: 32 vs. Portland (12/02/09)
Rebounds: 19 vs. Portland State (11/20/11)
Assists: 5, 4x, last at Georgia Tech (12/16/09)
Steals: 8 at South Dakota State (11/23/08)
Blocks: 5 vs. UCLA (02/27/10)
FG made: 13, 2x, last vs. Portland State (11/20/11)
FG attempts: 25 vs. Portland State (11/20/11)
3FG made: 5 vs. Illinois (11/18/11)
3FG attempts: 12 vs. Wisconsin (11/28/09)
FT made: 11 vs. Coloado (02/04/12)
FT attempts: 12, 2x, last vs. Coloado (02/04/12)
Double-Figure Scoring: 75
Double Figure Rebounding: 30
20+ Point Games: 21
30+ Point Games: 3
OREGON TOP 10 RECORDS
Single-Game Steals: 8 at South Dakota State; Nov. 23, 2008 (T-6th)
Single-Season Rebounds: 290; 2010-11 (T-9th)
Single-Season Free Throw Percentage: .821 (55-of-67); 2011-12 (7th)
Career Points: 1,505 (5th)
Career Rebounds: 893 (4th)
Career Steals: 195 (5th)
Career Three-Pointers: 168 (5th)
Career Double-Figure Scoring Games: 75 (7th)
Career Double-Doubles: 30 (5th)
PAC-12 TOP-50 CAREER RECORDS
Career Points: 1,505 (49th)
Career Rebounds: 893 (21st)
• 2012 Jackson Award: Awarded annually by the athletic department to the UO's top female senior student-athlete. Sponsored by Ross and Muriel Jackson.
• 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist
• 2012 Toyo Tires Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 2012 Capital One Academic All-America First Team
• 2012 Capital One Academic All-District VIII First Team
• 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
• 2012 All-Pac-12 Team
• 2012 Team Award: Best Offensive Player
• 2012 Harry Ritchie Scholar-Athlete, 2012 Scholar Athlete
• 2011 Global Sports Cage Classic Most Valuable Player
• Pac-12 Player of the Week (Nov. 21, 2011)
• 2011 Capital One Academic All-America First Team
• 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VIII First Team
• 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team
• 2011 Pac-10 Honorable Mention
• 2011 Media All-Pac-10 Team
• 2011 Harry Ritchie Scholar-Athlete, 2011 Scholar Athlete
• Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 29, 2010)
• 2010 Oregon Invitational Most Valuable Player
• 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team
• 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team
• 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team
• 2010 Pac-10 Honorable Mention
• 2010 Doyle Higdon Memorial Trophy
• Pac-10 Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2009)
• 2009 World Vision All-Tournament Team
• 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention
2012 WNBA DRAFT
Drafted in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.
Amanda Johnson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. As the 33rd overall pick, Johnson was the first student-athlete from Oregon to be drafted since Cathrine Kraayeveld was selected in 2005. Johnson powered the Ducks’ offense in her final three seasons at Oregon, and was selected to the Pac-12 All-Conference team in 2012 after averaging 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during her senior campaign. She ended her collegiate career ranked 49th all-time in the Conference in scoring (1,505) and 21st in rebounding (893). Johnson is also the only player in UO women’s hoops history to rank in the all-time top five of points (5th), rebounds (4th), steals (195, 5th) and three-pointers (168, 5th). In addition, she totaled 30 double-doubles, 75 double-figure scoring games, three 30-point games, 21 20-point games, 41 times leading the club in scoring and 71 occasions leading the team in rebounding. The native of Santa Rosa, Calif., was also known for her academic efforts. She became just the second UO women’s basketball player in program history to earn Pac-12 All-Academic first team honors on three occasions, following Stefanie Kasperski (1988-90). Johnson was named the 2012 Toyo Tires Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in March of 2012, and she is also the only player in Oregon women’s basketball program history to be named a three-time Academic All-American. In addition, she was named a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American.
AS A SENIOR | 2011-12
After her senior year was completed, was drafted in the third round (33rd overall) of the WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury…season accolades included receiving the 2012 Jackson Award which is awarded annually by the athletic department to Oregon’s top female senior student-athlete…she was also a 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist and the 2012 Toyo Tires Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year…became the first UO women’s player in program history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America team on three occasions (first team: 2012, 2011; second team: 2010)…was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team for the third straight year…was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team for the first time in her career and received two team awards including Best Offensive Player and her third consecutive Harry Ritchie Scholar-Athlete of the year honor…led the Ducks averaging 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game…finished the season with 18 double-figure scoring games, 10 double-doubles, seven 20-point games and two 30-point games…led Oregon in scoring on 14 occasions, while leading the Ducks in rebounding 16 times…shot 43.3 percent (130-of-300) from the floor and 82.1 percent (55-of-67) from the free-throw line…knocked down 44 three-pointers and totaled 31 steals…in Oregon’s first nine games of the year averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game before fracturing her thumb in a fall to the floor at Denver (12/11)…missed UO’s next 11 games…scored 19 points and led the Ducks with 12 rebounds in a 102-93 win over Cal Poly (11/13)...led the Ducks with 31 points - 20 in the first half - and added 11 rebounds and a career-best five three-pointers in a win over Illinois (11/18)...recorded games high in points (30) and rebounds (19) as Oregon edged Portland State, 75-71 (11/20)…was named the Bank of the West Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20 after averaging 30.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game as Johnson led Oregon to wins over Illinois and Portland State...recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in win over Weber State (11/24)...scored a team-high tying 17 points and added a game-high nine rebounds in win over UC Irvine (11/25)...scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in win over Nicholls State (11/27)...was named MVP of the Global Sports Cage Classic after averaging 20.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as the Ducks finished the GSCC 3-0 and claimed the championship...scored 15 points in loss at Fresno State (12/01)...scored a game-high 23 points and added a game-high 13 rebounds in win over Portland (12/04)...after missing 11 games with a fractured thumb, returned to the floor and scored a team-leading 16 points while adding eight rebounds in a 67-60 loss at Oregon State (01/28)...recorded the seventh double-double of her season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 72-67 win over Utah (02/02)...scored a game-high 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and knocked down a career-best 11 free throws in a 67-62 win over Colorado (02/04)...led the Ducks with a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds in loss at Washington (02/09)...led Oregon in scoring for the fifth-straight game with 23 points and four three-pointers in 67-62 win at Washington State (02/11)...scored 11 points and led the Ducks with seven rebounds in loss to Cal (02/16)...recorded her 29th career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in loss to Oregon State (02/25)...scored 11 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds in 64-62 win at Colorado (03/01)...led the Ducks with 15 points and eight rebounds in loss at Utah (03/03).
AS A JUNIOR | 2010-11
Became the first Oregon women’s basketball player to earn Capital One Academic All-America First Team honors since 1990 with a 4.09 gpa pursuing a Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy…became just the third student-athlete in UO program history to be named to the academic All-America team twice…was named to the 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the second consecutive season, and was named the 2011 Harry Ritchie Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row…on the basketball court was named Pac-10 Honorable Mention for the second straight year…finished third in the Pac-10 in both scoring and rebounding averaging 15.9 ppg and 8.3 rpg…led the Ducks with 49 three-pointers (8th Pac-10), 64 steals (6th Pac-10), and 27 blocks (T-7th Pac-10)...was named Pac-10 Player of the week on Nov. 29 after guiding Oregon to a 3-1 record and Oregon Invitational title, leading the Ducks in scoring (20.5 ppg), rebounding (10.8 rpg), steals (15) and blocks (6)…was named MVP of the Oregon Invitational (Nov. 26-28) after leading the tournament field averaging 20.7 points and 4.0 steals per game, while finishing second in the field with 10.3 rebounds per game…became just the ninth player in UO history, and first since 2002, to reach the 1,000-point threshold during her junior year…led the Ducks with 24 double-figure scoring games…also led UO with nine 20-point efforts and eight double-doubles …led Oregon in scoring on 16 occasions, and on the boards 20 times...recorded the 14th double-double of her career with a team-high 20 points and game-high 12 rebounds while adding four assists and knocking down three 3-pointers in a come-from-behind 83-79 win at Portland (11/22)...scored a game-high 20 points and added a game-high nine rebounds in 74-48 win over Idaho (11/26)...recorded game and season highs with 29 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and four steals in loss to CSU Bakersfield (11/27)...led UO with 15 points and 12 rebounds in an 80-64 win at Boise State (12/03)...led the Ducks in scoring and rebounding with a game-high 24 points and nine rebounds in loss to UC Riverside (12/14)..scored a game-high 24 points and led the Ducks with 12 rebounds while setting new career highs with a 10-of-12 performance from the free-throw line in an 82-71 win over Denver (12/17)...scored a game-high tying 19 points and led UO with seven rebounds in a 100-71 win at Saint Mary’s (12/19)...scored a game-high 27 points, knocked down three 3-pointers, and poured in 17 first-half points during a 99-72 win at Santa Clara (12/21)...on a 15-game double-figure scoring streak, led the Ducks in scoring for the sixth straight game with 16 points and eclipsed 900 points for her career in loss at Arizona (12/31)...scored 10 points and added five rebounds in win over Oregon State during the women’s first game at Matthew Knight Arena (01/23)...led the Ducks with 26 points, six rebounds and tied a career-high with four 3-pointers in loss to California (01/29)...scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds, scoring the 1,000th point of her career in loss at Washington (02/03)...led the Ducks with 22 points and nine rebounds in loss at Washington State (02/05)...scored 15 points and added eight rebounds in loss to USC (02/12)...led the Ducks with 18 points and nine rebounds in loss at Oregon State (02/19)...recorded her seventh double-double of the year with 13 points and a team-leading 11 rebounds in a 60-46 win at Cal (02/24), snapping a 10-game losing streak to the Bears and a five-game losing streak on the road in Berkeley....led the Ducks with 19 points and nine rebounds in loss to Arizona State (03/03)…recorded the eighth double-double of her season with 25 points and 11 rebounds in 90-89 first-round Pac-10 Tournament loss to Arizona (03/09).
AS A SOPHOMORE | 2009-10
Flourished in the classroom and on the basketball court, becoming the first Oregon women’s basketball player since 1990 to be named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® University Division second team...was also named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team...was awarded the Doyle Higdon Memorial Trophy, given annually to a University of Oregon sophomore for excellence in athletics, scholarship and citizenship...on the basketball court was named Pac-10 Honorable Mention after averaging 12.7 points per game with a team-leading (3rd Pac-10) 8.5 rebounds per game...was named Pac-10 Player of the week on Dec. 7 after leading Oregon to a 3-0 record by averaging a team-best 21.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, shooting .520 (26-of-50) from the floor and .563 (9-of-16) from 3-point range...her 290 total rebounds tied for ninth in Oregon’s single-season record book...also finished the season with 11 double-doubles, 24 double-figure scoring games and five 20-point efforts...led the Ducks in scoring on seven occasions, while leading the squad on the boards in 24 contests...shot 42.3 percent (176-416) from the floor and knocked down 42 three-pointers…totaled 66 assists, 45 blocks (4th Pac-10) and 58 steals (11th Pac-10)…in Pac-10 action, averaged 10.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game...earned her first double-double of the season with 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds in an 86-81 victory at Montana (11/22)...her career-high 16 rebounds were also a single-season Oregon high to go along with 12 points in an 117-69 victory over Cal State Fullerton (11/27)...from Nov. 22-Dec. 2, posted five double-doubles in six games, averaging 18.3 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as the Ducks went 5-1...scored a career-high 32 points, and added 11 rebounds, shooting 13-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-5 from 3-point range in a 95-68 win over Portland (12/02)...scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds, shooting 9-of-16 from the floor in Oregon’s 93-67 WNIT second round victory over New Mexico.
AS A FRESHMAN | 2008-09
Averaged 7.9 points and a team-leading 5.4 rebounds per game...was named Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention...became the first freshman in program history since Bev Smith (1978-79) to lead the Ducks in both rebounding (163) and steals (42)...led Oregon in scoring four times during the season, and led the Ducks on the boards a team-best 11 occasions...reached double figures in scoring nine times, and led the team in assists seven times...recorded the first double-double of her career with a team-leading 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Washington State (02/12)...her eight steals at South Dakota State (11/23) was a Pac-10 season high...the mark also ties for sixth in Oregon single-game program history...scored a season-high 18 points in 77-69 win over Washington (02/14)...made a season-high three 3-pointers and dished a season-high tying five assists vs. UCLA (03/03)....in her collegiate debut, scored 10 points and added eight rebounds in season-opening 69-68 victory at San Jose State (11/15)...in her Pac-10 debut, scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds at USC (01/02)...led the Ducks with 13 points in 51-45 victory over Wyoming (11/29).
A 2008 graduate of Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif...lettered four years on the varsity soccer team for head coach Debra LaPrath...also lettered four years on the varsity basketball squad for head coach Steve Azevedo...was named the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat All-Empire Female Player of the Year for three consecutive years (2006-08)...on the basketball court, scored over 2,000 points during her high school career for the Pumas...as a senior led Maria Carrillo to a 28-2 overall record and a North Bay League Championship with a 14-0 record...averaged 24.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a senior, and was named the PAC Athlete of the Year as well as the Female Athlete of the Year at Maria Carrillo...also during her senior season received the Coaches Award...as a junior, the Pumas were co-NBL champions and Johnson was named team MVP after leading the squad to a 22-5 record...was a NorCalPreps.com top-15 prospect...on the soccer field, played central defender for the Pumas.
Played from 2005-07 with Gym Rats (Santa Rosa) and head coach Steve Azevedo...played four different positions ranging from shooting guard to center...also played her senior season with Just Believe Sports (Sacramento) and coach Sean Chambers...her teammates that went on to play collegiately include; Malia Duncan and Madison Meade (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville), Ariel Gregerson (Cal Poly), Sam Messersmith (Seattle University), Katie Kittles (Westmont) Kim Crandall (San Francisco) and Brittany Woodard (Nevada).
Parents are Erik and Lisa Johnson...has two younger brothers; Brian (17) and Curtis (13)...has an adorable Dachshund puppy named Buster, and a new boxer named Cassius...awarded her undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude, graduating in the top two percent of her class with a double major in psychology and sociology...is now pursuing her master’s in couples and family therapy, and pursuing clinical work at a local non-profit.
GETTING TO KNOW AJ
TV show I most want to appear on...
WIPEOUT, because I would dominate
Most people would be surprised to learn that I...
am currently exploring Buddhist philosophy
Place I most want to visit
Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Key Largo, Montego, Kokomo
Favorite coach Westhead saying
I feel happy. I feel healthy. I feel terrific.
Favorite thing about Eugene
One thing everyone should know about me is...
I am a terrible driver, watch out Eugene!!
Favorite home-cooked meal
breakfast fried rice (thanks mom!)
Favorite sport to play other than basketball?
Bowling, becasue I win
If you could have lunch with one person dead or alive, who would it be?
Eddie Maco Campbell. RIP. We all miss you & love you.