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32 Laura Johnson

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Started every game for USF during her junior season, averaging 13.3 points per game…earned NSIC All-Conference First Team honors...finished second in the NSIC in minutes per game average (35.44) and third in defensive rebounds per game (6.93)…She ended the year shooting 86.8% (59 of 68) from the free throw line, fourth-best in the NSIC and a new USF single-season record…also stood sixth in three-point field goal percentage (42.6%), tied for sixth in blocked shots per contest (1.11) and seventh in three-point field goals made (60)…scored a season-high 24 points in three separate conference games.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Started in all 26 contests, playing just under 31 minutes per game... matched freshman campaign point average with 10.3 points per game to finish second on the team in scoring (267)... bettered rebounding numbers to rank second (146) on the glass with 5.6 boards per game... was top rebounder in eight games... posted double-digit scoring totals in 12 of 26 games... was a constant threat from behind the arc, posting 50 3-pointers on the year... knocked down five deepballs in USF's win over Jamestown (12/10) en route to a 15 point, nine rebound performance... had an offensive explosion against McKendree University at the 2012 Vegas Showdown, scorching the Bearcats for a career-high 29 points on 11-14 (79%) from the floor and 7-9 from 3-point, which tied the second-highest single-game 3-point total in school history... went on to be named Vegas Showdown MVP... even more impressive, Johnson finished second on the squad in blocked shots (19) and steals (24), while ranking third with 55 assists

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): First team GPAC all-conference selection...led the team in scoring, averaging 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game...ranked first in steals with 41 and second in assists with 60... shot 43% from the field and 37% from behind the arc... led the Cougars in scoring seven times, recording a career high 19 points twice, at Dakota Weslyan (12/8) and against Daemen College (3/11)...tabbed GPAC Freshman of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Cedar Falls High School (Iowa)... second team all-state and all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior... McDonald's All-American nominee, first team all-state, all-metro and all-conference as a senior... also an all-conference, all-metro and all-district selection in volleyball... voted CFHS athlete of the year in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born November 9, 1991... daughter of Dennis and Pam Johnson... biology major and Spanish minor... has two brothers, Drew and Spencer and two sister in-laws, Abby and Ashley... volunteers at the state penitentiary... is an aspiring beat boxer.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School: Cedar Falls HS
Major: Biology
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