Ashland University Guard Named GLIAC South Player of the Week
As announced by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Monday (Nov. 27) morning, Ashland University sophomore guard Jodi Johnson has earned her first GLIAC South Player of the Week award of the 2017-18 season, and the second of her career.
Johnson had a big all-around week for the No. 1-ranked Eagles in three wins. Johnson averaged 19.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game, while hitting 52.9 percent from the field and 95.5 percent from the free-throw line, in a home win vs. Walsh on Nov. 20, and two wins over No. 8 Lubbock Christian and St. Mary's at the St. Mary's Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 24-25) in San Antonio, Texas.
Johnson's 16-for-16 effort at the charity stripe vs. the Lady Chaps set a new program record for makes without a miss in a game.
The 2016-17 GLIAC Freshman of the Year, Johnson also earned a GLIAC South citation on Dec. 5, 2016.
Heading into conference play, Johnson is second in the league in points per game (20.8) and field-goal percentage (63.1), is tied for second in steals per game (2.7) and is tied for sixth in assists per game (3.5). She has been the team's co-leader or leader in rebounds in four straight games, and has a current consecutive free-throws-made streak of 20.