Johnson Named WAC Player of the Week
Feb. 28, 2011
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech senior forward Adrienne Johnson was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week following her performance in the Lady Techsters 78-70 win over Utah State Saturday.
A Franklin, La. native, Johnson recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 25 points and a career-high-tying 16 rebounds in a win at Utah State, Tech's 14th straight. She hit 11-of-21 field goals (.524) and 3-of-3 free throws in the win. With Tech leading 51-50 with 11:48 to play, Johnson scored seven straight points to help the Lady Techsters build a 61-51 advantage.
She scored 15 of her 25 points in the second half as Tech overcame a 36-35 halftime deficit. It was her 16th 20-plus-point scoring game of the year and moved her into eighth place all-time on the Tech career scoring list with 1,852 points.
It is the fifth time this season and the ninth time in her career that Johnson has won the award, the most ever by any Lady Techster surpassing former frontcourt teammate Shanavia Dowdell who earned the award eight times.