Jan. 3, 2011
By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Assistant
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Lady Vol junior forward Glory Johnson captured her second SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season on Monday, the league office announced.
In her first two games off the bench this season, Johnson responded by tallying averages of 15.5 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 bpg and 1.5 spg, while leading No. 5/6 Tennessee to wins over Rutgers (87-51) and LSU (73-65) last week.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native nailed 58.8 percent of her field goals and 73.3 percent of her charity tosses.
She had 12 points and nine rebounds in just 19 minutes against the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Thompson-Boling Arena. She lived at the free throw line, making 8 of 12 attempts, and also locked down her defensive assignments.
Against the Tigers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, Johnson was dominant from the time she entered the game and scored a season-best 19 points while collecting 15 rebounds. It was her fourth double-double of the 2010-11 season and 14th of her career. She was one board shy of recording a double-double in the first half.
Johnson was named SEC Player of the Week earlier this season on Nov. 29, 2010, following her all-tournament performance at the Paradise Jam where she averaged 11.7 ppg and 13.0 rpg in three contests at the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Additionally, Johnson was named the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week following her spectacular week.
For the season, Johnson is averaging 9.7 ppg and team bests of 9.3 rpg and 1.9 spg, while shooting 50 percent from the field.
The Lady Vols return to action this Thursday when they host Alabama at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.