Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Quite a week for Amanda Johnson as the Oregon and former Maria Carrillo standout was named a Pac-12 scholar athlete after earning all-conference honors.
Capping a great college career, Johnson is the 2012 Toyo Tires Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Earlier, she was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America first team – only the second conference player ever to be a three-time Academic All-American.
Johnson, a 6-foot-2 forward, made the All-Pac-12 team for the first time despite missing 11 games with a fractured thumb. She earned honorable mention honors in 2010 and 2011.
Oregon’s leading scorer (18 points per game) and rebounder (nearly 10 a contest), Johnson this season recorded 10 double-doubles and seven 20-point efforts. Johnson is one of only four Oregon players to rank in the all-time top five for Ducks women’s basketball in both scoring and rebounding.
Johnson is also among the ten finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Johnson is a graduate student in counseling psychology and human services and has a 4.16 grade point average. She graduated in the top two percent of her class with a double major in psychology and sociology following her sophomore year.