Johnson Garners Sixth GLIAC South Award Of Season

Johnson Garners Sixth GLIAC South Award Of Season


For the fourth week in a row and the sixth time in 2017-18, Ashland University sophomore guard Jodi Johnson has landed the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week award.

Johnson, who has won the honor seven times in less than two full seasons, turned in another impressive all-around week in road wins against Wayne State on Thursday (Feb. 1) and Davenport on Saturday (Feb. 3). She averaged 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game, while shooting 68.0 percent from the floor, 61.5 percent from 3-point range and a perfect 13-of-13 from the free-throw line.

In the 107-85 win at Davenport, Johnson tied a career high with 31 points.

Johnson is the GLIAC pacesetter at 19.8 points per game, a field-goal percentage of 63.5, a 3-point field-goal percentage of 57.8 and 4.0 steals per contest. She is second in the conference in free-throw percentage (87.3), and seventh in assists per game (3.5).

Of the 11 South Division Players of the Week this season, eight have been Eagle players. Senior forwards Laina Snyder (Week 4) and Andi Daugherty (Week 6) also landed the honors in 2017-18.

Ashland is 22-0 overall and 14-0 in the GLIAC, and will return home to Kates Gymnasium on Thursday (Feb. 8) at 5:30 p.m. to take on Lake Superior State (2-17, 1-13). The Eagles have won 59 consecutive games, the most in NCAA Division II basketball history, women or men.