Johnson Named Women's Basketball Conference Player of the Week

Kayla Johnson, courtesy of Dave Hilbert, D3 photos
Kayla Johnson, courtesy of Dave Hilbert, D3 photos

USA South Athletes of the Week - Jan. 13, 2020

Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Kayla Johnson, N.C. Wesleyan - The Annapolis, Maryland junior guard averaged 23.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game as the Battling Bishops posted a 2-1 record on the road last week against USA South competition. In a 73-66 loss to William Peace, Johnson tallied 16 points and six rebounds. In a 73-72 overtime win over Meredith, Johnson totaled 27 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal. Finally, in a 78-63 victory over Pfeiffer, Johnson scored 28 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out two assists and gathered one steal.

Johnson is currently averaging 17.8 points/game on the season to rank third in the conference. She is also shooting nearly 36 percent on 3-pointers to rank 5th in the USA South.

Johnson has helped lead Wesleyan to its best start (12-4) since 2002 and have already surpassed their win total from last season (11). The Bishops are also sitting 2nd in the East Division at 7-1 in the conference, a half game back of undefeated first place William Peace (13-2, 6-0).

She will next lead the Bishops back into action on Saturday afternoon when they go on the road to face Methodist at 2:00 PM from Fayetteville.