Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
After leading the Santa Rosa Junior College women to their best season in more than two decades, Lacey Campbell has been named co-coach of the year by the Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Earlier, another local standout in women’s college basketball earned Pac-10 honors. Amanda Johnson, an Oregon forward from Maria Carrillo, received honorable mention recognition from the conference after leading the Ducks in rebounding and finishing third on the team in scoring.
Campbell, out of Point Arena High School, shared the junior college coaching award with Debi Woelke, of Fullerton College. Woelke’s team ended the Bear Cubs’ season in the final four of the California state championships.
Santa Rosa went 26-7, including winning the school’s first Big 8 Conference women’s title and stringing together a 12 game winning streak and three wins in the state playoffs. The Bear Cubs made their deepest advance in Campbell’s five years as coach.
Before taking over the Santa Rosa post, Campbell was a Bear Cubs’ assistant for one season following a four year playing career at Sonoma State University. A point guard, Campbell is second all time in assists for the Seawolves and eighth on the career list in games played.
Johnson continues to earn accolades at Oregon. After making the Pac-10 All-Freshman team her first year, Johnson improved both her scoring and rebounding numbers enough to receive honorable mention from the conference as a sophomore.
A starter throughout the season, Johnson averaged 12.4 point a game and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
The Ducks, with the team’s best record in three years, host Eastern Washington in a Women’s National Invitational Tournament first round game on Thursday.
Another honor for Johnson was being named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division second team.