Overview: Coming off breakthrough season in 2006-07 when she doubled her scoring average and emerged as one of BIG EAST's elite players ... aggressive, dependable scorer and rebounder who isn't afraid of contact inside and can punish opponents at the foul line ... strong perimeter shooter who stretches even the best defenses ... has shown improved defensive skills and ranked among BIG EAST leaders in steals last year ... one of 14 finalists for 2007 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team ... will take on added leadership role during her final season ... currently ranks 21st on Notre Dame's career scoring list (1,053 points).
Junior Season (2006-07): One of three Irish players to start all 32 games ... averaged team highs of 17.0 points (seventh - BIG EAST) and 6.2 rebounds per game, with 2.0 steals per game (tie-seventh - BIG EAST) and .838 free throw percentage (fourth - BIG EAST) ... during BIG EAST games, ranked second in conference in scoring (19.3 ppg.), fourth in free throw percentage (.862), tied-13th in steals (1.75 spg.), and tied-14th in rebounding (7.0 rpg.) ... registered (then) career-high 21 points in career-best 40 minutes of OT win over Bowling Green ... rang up (then) career-best 22 points (10-18 FG) vs. Richmond ... logged game-high 15 points, including two key FT with :00.7 seconds left at Michigan ... tallied team-high 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana ... returned to double figures with team-high 18 points at Valparaiso ... scored team-high 16 points at No. 4 Tennessee ... credited with first career double-double with 16 points and career-high 10 rebounds at Seton Hall ... carded 19 points in victory over Cincinnati ... erupted for career-high 31 points (14-19 FG, 3-4 3FG) in 33 minutes against St. John's; 14 field goals were second-most by Irish player in Joyce Center history ... had second double-double of year (25 points, career-high-tying 10 rebounds) vs. Syracuse ... posted game highs of 17 points, eight rebounds and career-high-tying five steals in loss at No. 17/18 Marquette ... rang up game-high 17 points (13 in second half), seven rebounds, career-high six assists and three steals at Pittsburgh ... tallied game highs of 26 points (20 in second half) and nine rebounds vs. West Virginia ... amassed team highs of 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists in victory over No. 17/16 Louisville; also scored seven points in game-changing 16-0 second-half run ... recorded third double-double of season with game-high 25 points and career-best 13 rebounds vs. DePaul ... canned first seven shots from floor en route to game-high 25 points at Villanova (11-20 FG) ... logged game-high 26 points (9-14 FG) at Providence; first ND player since March 1997 (Katryna Gaither) with three consecutive 25-point games ... notched team highs of 20 points and seven rebounds vs. No. 21/22 Rutgers ... scored 10 points at DePaul, becoming 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 career points on a jumper in the lane with 4:19 to play ... notched team highs of 18 points and five assists in BIG EAST Tournament vs. DePaul ... scored team-high 13 points in NCAA opener vs. California ... tossed in game-high 21 points (7-16 FG, career-high 4-6 3FG) in NCAA second-round loss to No. 2 North Carolina.
Sophomore Season (2005-06): Appeared in all 30 games, including first career start (Jan. 17 vs. DePaul) ... averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth on team in scoring and third in rebounding for second year in a row ... scored game-high 16 points (6-14 FG) in season opener vs. Michigan ... tossed in 13 points (4-7 FG) and hit three key free throws in the final minute to preserve victory over No. 24/21 USC ... matched career high with nine rebounds vs. No. 22/21 Utah in helping Irish win Duel in the Desert Gray Division championship ... dropped in 15 points in career-high 38 minutes vs. Marquette, nailing crucial three-pointer with 2:23 left in regulation that helped propel Irish to overtime win ... shared team-best scoring honors vs. No. 8/6 Connecticut with 12 points ... chalked up 12 points in win at West Virginia ... tied season high with 16 points while adding five rebounds and three steals in regular-season finale against Pittsburgh ... played pivotal role in team's late-season push to NCAA Tournament, averaging 9.9 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in final 11 games.
Freshman Season (2004-05): Ranked fourth on team in scoring and third in rebounding (first among Irish freshmen and reserves) ...showed poise of a veteran in pressure situations, going 20-for-20 at the free throw line in the final five minutes of regulation and overtime ...scored 14 points and grabbed team-high six rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Illinois State ...plucked eight rebounds (second on team) in victory over Nebraska ... came off bench to score 16 points (14 in the second half), including two critical three-pointers in Preseason WNIT semifinal win vs. No. 6 Duke ... pinched career-high five steals against Colorado State ... scored six points for fourth consecutive game and added season-high nine rebounds at Valparaiso ... rang up team-high 14 points (7-12 FG) in only 16 minutes at Dayton ... knocked down first four shots vs. No. 16 Connecticut, finishing with eight points and six rebounds in 28 minutes ... poured in season-high 17 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 3FG) and added five rebounds at Syracuse ... scored 11 points (5-6 FG) at No. 9/10 Connecticut, including five in a row during the final four minutes to help seal first-ever Irish victory at Gampel Pavilion ... chalked up 16 points (7-11 FG) at Pittsburgh ... carded 14 points, six rebounds and career-high four assists vs. Georgetown ... led team with near double-double (14 points, nine rebounds) at Seton Hall; also 8-8 FT, including four in a row in final minute ...collected 11 points vs. West Virginia in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal victory ...suffered season-ending left knee injury (torn ACL) in NCAA second-round loss vs. Arizona State.
High School: Averaged 26.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 6.4 steals per game with .351 three-point field goal percentage during outstanding prep career ... two-time Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year (2003, 2004) ... three-time Associated Press first-team all-state selection (2002, 2003, 2004) ... four-time Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) ... AAU 16-and-under All-American (2003) ... two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Class A Player of the Year (2003, 2004) ... two-time Valley Independent Mid-Mon Valley Player of the Year (2003, 2004) ... second-highest scorer in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) history and fifth-highest scorer in state annals with 3,110 points ... one of eight players in Pennsylvania high school history with 3,000 career points, joining likes of Kelly Mazzante and Michelle Marciniak ... also plucked 1,247 rebounds in illustrious career ... as senior, averaged 26.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.1 steals per game with .378 three-point percentage while leading team to 29-2 record and Class A state title (first for WPIAL school since 1983 and second all-time) ... averaged 29.3 ppg. in eight postseason games ... also had 26 20-point games and nine 30-point games as senior ... during four-year career at Monessen High School, team posted 100-19 (.840) record ... earned Special Performance Award as freshman in 2001 after setting WPIAL postseason record with 39 points in Class A championship game ... rated No. 27 in nation by Blue Star Index.
Personal Data: Born July 23, 1986 in Monessen, Pa. ... oldest of four children ... daughter of Rotina and Lee Johnson ... fourth Pennsylvania native to play for Notre Dame ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as double major in sociology and computer applications ... first Notre Dame women's basketball player to wear No. 2.
Career Honors: 2007: WBCA honorable mention All-America ... first-team all-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 22, Feb. 12) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Feb. 19). 2005: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Feb. 7).