Johnson Named SEC POW

Jan. 31, 2011

By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Assistant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Inserted back into the starting lineup for the first time in a month, Lady Vol junior forward Glory Johnson responded with two of the best performances of her Tennessee career. For her efforts, she was named the SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.

Johnson averaged 17.0 ppg, 16.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 bpg and 1.5 spg, while playing 31.5 mpg in victories over Mississippi State and at Arkansas.

Against Mississippi State on Thursday, the 6-3 junior from Knoxville posted career bests in points (22), assists (seven) and blocks (four), and tied her best performance in rebounds (18) in the 81-55 win.

Following her phenomenal game against the Lady Bulldogs, Johnson recorded her third consecutive double double and seventh of the season in the 72-53 victory at Arkansas on Sunday.

She finished with 12 points, 14 boards and three steals with two of her thefts coming when the Razorbacks had cut the Lady Vol lead to single digits.

On the season, Johnson is averaging 11.3 ppg and 9.6 rpg for the No. 5/6-ranked Lady Vols. In SEC play, Johnson has led UT to a 9-0 start with averages of 14.7 ppg and 10.7 rpg.

She is the only player in the conference to capture the POW award more than twice. Johnson previously earned the honor this season on Nov. 29 and Jan. 3.

The Lady Vols do not have a game this week, but face No. 17/18 Kentucky on Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET in Lexington. The game will air live on ESPN2.





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