Feb. 2, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. - On Wednesday, as part of the "Weekly Pac-10 Women's Hoops Chat", California senior guard Courtney Johnson will drop by to take your questions.
Johnson, who hails from Antioch, Calif., leads the Golden Bears in scoring (12.8 ppg), assists (3.0 apg) and steals (2.8 spg) this year. At the conference level, she ranks 11th in scoring and third in steals. Johnson looks to become the 16th player in Cal history to reach the 1000-point milestone. With 870 points, the 5-8 guard must average 11.8 ppg over the remaining 11 contests to accomplish that feat.
After climbing to No. 3 on Cal's all-time steals chart against Washington State, Jan. 25, Johnson has her sights set on the No. 2 spot. After beginning the season in sixth place with 197 swipes, she has moved up to third with 245, surpassing Jackie Lear's (1993-95) 238. Cynthia Cooke (1982-85) is second with 250, and Mazetta Garrett (1979-84) holds the school record with 295. At Johnson's current pace this season, she will leave Berkeley tied for No. 3 all-time on the Pac-10 steals ladder.
As a junior, Johnson earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition and team MVP honors after leading Cal in scoring (11.7), steals (3.2), assists (3.1) and free throw percentage (.756). Johnson led the Pac-10 in steals last year, and three times in her career has grabbed eight steals in a game.
Johnson won't be stopping by until Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. PT, but feel free to fire off your questions now. We'll save them until she gets there.
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2000-2001 Weekly Pac-10 Women's Hoops Chat Archive