LANCASTER, PA - Franklin & Marshall College center Amy Abernathy (Sr., Far Hills, NJ/American School Paris) and point guard Dana Johns (So., York, PA/Eastern York) rank among the national leaders in the latest NCAA Division III women's basketball statistics for games through January 4.
A 2004 D3hoops.com Preseason All-America selection, Abernathy leads the nation in rebounding with 14. 4 boards per game, a full rebound more than runner-up Nichola Hall of the City College of New York (13.4), as she registered 115 through the first eight games of the season.
In addition, she ranks 12th in blocked shots per game with 2.9, 3.1 off the pace of national leader Courtney Johnson of Pacific Lutheran (6.0 bpg).
Following a 68-56 loss at McDaniel College on January 7 in which she tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots, she is now averaging 14.9 rebounds, 15.6 points and 3.4 blocked shots per game.
For her career, she now has 1,212 points, 938 rebounds, 189 blocks, 140 steals and 95 assists as she is on pace to join Anne Krumrine '90 as the only players in program history to finish with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in their careers.
In the history of the program, she is third in blocked shots, ninth in scoring and second in rebounding as she could challenge Krumrine's first place mark in rebounding (1,180).
In steals, Johns ranks 20th with an average of 4.3 per game, 1.4 behind national leader Christina Argentina of St. Joseph's College, Long Island (5.7 spg).
Through the first nine games of the season, Johns leads the team in steals with 36.
Franklin & Marshall (3-6, 3-2 Centennial Conference) will continue the season on January 10 at home versus Ursinus College. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. in the Mayser Center.