Johns Named to Women's DIII News Basketball All-America Team

LANCASTER, PA - Franklin & Marshall College point guard Dana Johns (Jr., York, PA/Eastern York) has been named to the 2005 DIII News All-America fifth team.

The award caps a season of honors by Johns who was named the 2005 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Southern Women's Basketball first team all-star, an All-CC first team selection and was honored with Women's Basketball All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team honors.

A 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District II women's basketball second team selection, Johns concluded the 2005 season with 407 points, 101 rebounds, 85 assists, 84 steals and two blocked shots in 25 games. A .425 shooter from the floor (135-of-318), she is second all-time in single season three-point baskets as she connected on 56-of-138 (.406) to finish three treys short of the school record of 59-for-147 set by Carol Flinchbaugh in 1991.

A 2004 & 2005 All-Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll recipient, she led the Conference in scoring (16.3 ppg) and ranks second in steals (3.36 spg), fourth in free throw percentage (.764), minutes played (34.08 pg), three point field goals (2.24 pg) and three point field goal percentage (.406), sixth in assists (3.40 apg) and seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.33).

The February 14 Centennial Conference Player of the Week, she made history from beyond the arc at Swarthmore College on February 12 as she connected on eight-of-13 from the field, including six-of-nine from beyond the arc, and three-of-six at the free throw line for a game high 25 points.

Overall, Johns connected on four consecutive three-pointers against the Garnet to mark the first time in recorded F&M women's basketball history that a player drained four consecutive shots from beyond the arc.

Further, she tied the school record for most three point field goals in a game for the second time during the 2005 season as she made six-of-eight in a 75-62 win over Lincoln in the Mayser Center on January 27. Historically, Dina White '94 drained six-of-seven from long range to lead all scorers with 32 points in an 80-45 win over Haverford College on November 23, 1993 to set the record.

Against Ursinus on February 5 at home in the Mayser Center, she connected on 11-of-17 from the field, including four-of-eight from beyond the arc, and five-of-seven at the free throw line for a game high 31 points as the Diplomats downed the Bears 71-62.

Historically, Johns' performance marked the 13th 30-point game in school history as she tied Laurie Baker for the 10th most points ever scored in a game as Baker registered 31 points in a win over Ursinus in 1975.

For her career, Johns has 751 points, 216 rebounds, 230 assists, 191 steals, three blocked shots. In the history of women's basketball at the College, she is tied for sixth in assists with White (230), ranks second in three point field goals (111) and three point field goal percentage (37.8, 111-of-294).

Franklin & Marshall finished the season 11-14, 9-9 in Centennial Conference play.

A monthly publication of GSR Communications of Beaverton, Oregon, Women's DIII News covers Division III women's basketball and celebrated its 12th year of publishing this past season.

2005 Women's DIII News All-America Team
First Team
F - Amanda Nechuta, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
F - Olivia Zurek, Bates
G - Leigh Sulkowski, Washington & Jefferson
G - Megan Silva, Randolph-Macon
G - Kelly Manning, Washington (MO)

Second Team
G - Mandy Pearson, Concordia (MN)
G - Sara Heitkamp, Capital
G - Rachel Wojdowski, NYU
G - Taryn Mellody, Scranton
G - Jaime McCormack, Rowan

Third Team
F - Amy Argetsinger, DePauw
F - Kelly Heil, Ohio Wesleyan
G - Oneisha Staples, Mt. St. Mary
G - Sarah Caskey, Albion
G - Katie McGuire, Buena Vista

Fourth Team
G - Alyssa Antolick, DeSales
F - Tiffany Speer, Whitworth
F - Ashley Marble, Southern Maine
C - Jaclyn Rock, Staten Island
C - Tara Rhode, Trinty (TX)

Fifth Team
G - Dana Johns, Franklin & Marshall
G - Lindsey Roberson, Franklin
F - Siobhan Zerilla, Wilmington
G - Janine Emmer, Ripon
G - Stephanie Cleary, Ithaca