Freshman Sadia Johnson Receives Second MIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Award

Freshman Sadia Johnson Receives Second MIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Award

FREELAND, Mich.--Adrian College women's basketball guard Sadia Johnson, of Kalamazoo Central High School, has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, for the period ending Sunday. The league made that announcement on Monday.

Johnson also was selected back on Dec. 19. She is the first Bulldogs freshman since Ann Terpstra (weeks 3 and 9 in 1997-98) to earn the MIAA weekly award twice and the first AC student-athlete to win multiple awards in the same season since Anita Stamps (2008-09, weeks 7 and 10.

Johnson averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two Adrian victories to help keep the Bulldogs in the MIAA playoff race. On Wednesday, she scored a game-high 21 points in a 75-61 win over Kalamazoo. On Saturday, she netted a game-best 22 points--including two game-winning free throws with 8 seconds left--in a 52-50 comeback win over Olivet. She shot 50.0 percent from the field (14-28) and 82.4 percent from the free throw line (14-17) for the week.

On the season, the biology major ranks tied for third in MIAA scoring at 15.7 points per game and in second in free throws made (70).

Adrian is in action again on Wednesday at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., opening the February schedule. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Live stats

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