SFA’s Aiyana Johnson Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Aiyana Johnson is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.The sophomore forward was extremely efficient last week, shooting 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field in the Ladyjacks’ (8-2, 2-0 SLC) two conference-opening victories. Johnson opened up with 20 points and 13 boards against Houston Baptist on Wednesday for her third double-double performance of the season. The sophomore then logged 14 points and eight rebounds against McNeese to close out the week and extend SFA’s win streak to six games.The award marks the first of Johnson’s career.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin – So. – Forward – Lee’s Summit, Mo.Johnson averaged a double-double in a pair of conference victories last week, going for 17 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Ladyjacks. She began her week on the road with 20 points and 13 rebounds against HBU for her third double-double performance this season. Johnson then the added 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists at home against McNeese on Saturday to keep SFA unbeaten in Southland Conference action.Honorable Mention: Amber Leggett, Sam Houston State; Caitlyn Williams, Southeastern Louisiana; Emma Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more