Oregon's Johnson Named Academic All-American

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior forward Amanda Johnson was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. A second-team honoree in 2010 and a member of the first team in 2011 and 2012, Johnson is the only player in program history to be named a three-time Academic All-American. She is only the second Pac-12 player to do so, following Oregon State's Chelle Flamoe from 1987-89.

A graduate student who is pursuing her master's degree in counseling psychology and human services, Johnson carries a 4.16 grade point average. She graduated in the top two percent of her class after her sophomore year with a double major in psychology and sociology.

Johnson is a two-time member of the Pac-12 All-Academic team, and is a two-time All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention selection. She ranks among Oregon's all-time leaders in points (1,456, 7th), rebounds (855, 5th), steals (187, 5th), three-pointers (160, 6th), double-doubles (28, T-5th) and double-figure scoring games (71, 8th).

Johnson is currently a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, and leads the Ducks with 19.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Despite missing 11 games with a broken thumb this season, Johnson has led Oregon in scoring and rebounding on 12 occasions.