|| Courtney Johnson
Johnson enters her senior year having been a regular starter since her sophomore season…honorable mention All-Pac-10 honoree as a junior and could challenge for All-America honors during her senior campaign…stepped up as Cal's starting point guard as a junior despite being a natural shooting guard…excellent leader on the court…potent offensive player…takes pride in being arguably the best defender in the Pac-10, as she led the league in steals as a junior…Cal's offense is often generated from Johnson's defensive exploits…possesses long arms and quick hands…tied for sixth in Bear history with 197 steals and ranks ninth with a career .727 free throw percentage…has scored in the last 48-consecutive games she has played in, dating back to Nov. 30, 1998.
As a junior in 1999-00:
As a sophomore in 1998-99:
Moved into the starting off-guard position four games into the season…played in all 27 games, starting 23…saw some of her minutes at point guard…named Cal's Best Defensive Player…ranked second in the Pac-10 with 2.74 steals per game and ninth in free throw percentage at .753…her 74 steals is tied for ninth all-time on Cal's season chart...team's third-leading scorer with 9.7 ppg, more than doubling her average as a freshman (3.9)...also ranked fourth on the team in rebounding at 4.3 per game, including leading or tying for team-high honors five times...posted a season high of 20 points and a career high of 8 steals in Cal's 88-76 win over Northwestern, Dec. 17…after making eight steals against Northwestern, she tallied six steals in the next game, a 40-35 win over Pittsburgh.
As a freshman in 1997-98:
Served as team co-captain…played in all 28 games, making 11 starts at the off-guard position…averaged 3.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game…led Cal in steals (47), averaging 1.7 per game…a starter for much of the early season, then became the Bears top guard off the bench, averaging 18.9 minutes per game…scored in double figures three times, including a then-career-high 12 points in the season opener vs. Cal Poly…a good rebounder for her size (5-8), she grabbed six or more rebounds in seven games…corralled a career-high nine rebounds against both Hawaii and Saint Mary's…dished out a then-career-best five assists vs. Cal Poly and snagged a then-career-high five steals vs. Washington State.
As a senior at Antioch High School, named a third team All-American by Parade Magazine and an honorable mention All-American by USA Today…named one of top 40 players by Blue Star Scouting Service…averaged 22.9 ppg as a senior…set an AAU single-game scoring record with 51 points in 1996…named to Student Sports Magazine's academic All-America team for her combined success on the court and in the classroom (3.6 GPA)…as a junior, earned first team all-league honors, averaging 25.0 ppg, second best in the league…won the league scoring title as a sophomore…Antioch Daily Ledger Female Athlete of the Year as a junior in 1995-96…played softball for four seasons and earned all-league as a junior, second team all-league as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman…also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball.
Courtney Anna Johnson was born March 22, 1979, in Monroeville, CA…parents are Sam and Gwen Johnson…has three brothers and two sisters…older sister, Stacey, played basketball at Arizona State and Houston, and now works with the WNBA's Houston Comets…oldest sister, Nicole, ran track at Columbia…geography major.
Johnson's Career Statistics
YEAR G-GS MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT 3P-3PA PCT FT-FTA PCT REB AVG PF-D AST TO BLK ST TP AVG
97-98 28-11 529-18.9 40-157 .255 2-31 .065 28-45 .622 90 3.2 70-2 41 73 7 47 110 3.9
98-99 27-23 817-30.3 89-253 .352 16-69 .232 67-89 .753 117 4.3 87-4 56 76 2 74 261 9.7
99-00 24-15 694-28.9 104-279.373 11-50 .220 62-82 .756 92 3.8 63-2 74 73 7 76 281 11.7
TOTAL 79-49 2040-25.8233-689.338 29-150 .193 157-216 .727 299 3.8 220-8 171 222 16 197 652 8.3
JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS
at Santa Clara, 12/2/99
vs. four opponents,
last vs. Florida, 12/19/99
vs. Arizona, 3/11/00
2 BLOCKED SHOTS
vs. George Mason, 12/19/97;
at Washington, 1/29/00
vs. Northwestern, 12/17/98;
at Washington, 1/29/00
39 MINUTES PLAYED
vs. Arizona State, 3/9/00