Johnson tabbed as Atlantic East Defensive Player of the Week

Johnson tabbed as Atlantic East Defensive Player of the Week

LANCASTER, Pa. – Wesley College sophomore forward Shelby Johnson was named the Atlantic East Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Dec. 31 for her performance at the two-day Catholic University of America Jamie Lynn Roberts Tournament this past weekend.

Johnson was named to the All-Tournament Team after totaling 33 rebounds and 19 points in two games. She notched her fourth double-double of the season against St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) with a 10-point, 18-point performance. Against Catholic, Johnson narrowly missed another double-double by just one point, notching nine points and 15 rebounds.

Johnson leads the Atlantic East in offensive rebounds per game, pulling down 5.1 boards per game. She also ranks second in the conference in total rebounding, averaging 13.2 rebounds per game.

It is the second time that Johnson has received a weekly honor by the Atlantic East. She was named the Player of the Week by the conference on Dec. 17.