It didn't take long for Ashland University freshman guard Jodi Johnson to earn her first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week honor.
Johnson was named the Week 4 GLIAC South Player of the Week on Monday (Dec. 5) afternoon. In road wins against Lake Superior State on Thursday (Dec. 1) and vs. Northwood on Saturday (Dec. 3), Johnson scored a career-high 17 points twice, and she finished the weekend averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game while hitting 8-of-13 from the field and all 16 attempts from the free-throw line.
In eight games (all starts) in her freshman season, Johnson is averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals per contest, and is hitting 56.0 percent from the field and 87.0 percent from the free-throw line.
This is the third consecutive week an AU women's player has earned GLIAC South honors, as junior forward Laina Snyder garnered the award in Weeks 2 and 3. Johnson becomes the program's first freshman to win the award since forward Andi Daugherty did so twice in 2014-15.
The No. 2-ranked Eagles (8-0 overall, 2-0 GLIAC) will play host to Saginaw Valley State (6-1, 2-0) on Thursday (Dec. 8) at 5:30 p.m. at Kates Gymnasium.