Johns Named to 2005-06 Preseason All-America Honorable Mention Team

LANCASTER, PA - Franklin & Marshall College point guard Dana Johns (Sr., York, PA/Eastern York) has been named to the 2005-06 Preseason All-America Honorable Mention Team.

The 2005 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, she was also named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Southern Women's Basketball first team all-star, an All-CC first team selection, a Women's Basketball All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team honoree and a fifth team All-America selection by DIII News.

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).

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, 2005 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 and three blocked shots. In the history of women's basketball at the College, she is tied for sixth in assists with White (230 and ranks second in three point field goals (111) and three point field goal percentage (37.8, 111-of-294).

Franklin & Marshall will open the 2005-06 season at home versus Elmira, Widener and UMass-Dartmouth in the annual F&M Tip-Off Tournament on November 19-20. In the opening round on November 19, Elmira will face Franklin & Marshall at 1:00 p.m. before Widener takes on UMass-Darthmouth at 3:00 p.m. The consolation game will occur at 1:00 p.m. on November 20, with the championship game immediately following at 3:00 p.m.

2005-06 Women's Basketball Preseason All-America Team
First Team
G - Megan Silva, Randolph Macon
G - Leigh Sulkowski, Washington & Jefferson
F - Joanna Conner, Millikin
F - Megan Vig, Carleton
C - Jill Trenz, Wheaton (Ill.)

Second Team
G - Taryn Mellody, Scranton
G - Sara Heitkamp, Capital
F - Anna Heikenen, St. Benedict
F - Ashley Marble, Southern Maine
C - Kelsey Duoss, UW-Stout

Third Team
G - Kim Leith, George Fox
G - Kelly Manning, Washington (Mo.)
F - Eli Cook, Messiah
F - Lisa Winkle, Calvin
C - Tarra Richardson, McMurry

Fourth Team
G - Katie Maguire, Buena Vista
G - Kristin Sassaman, Messiah
F - Lisa Martinez, Mary Hardin-Baylor
F - Lindsay Ippel, Millikin
C - Ashley Auclair, Clark

Honorable Mention
G - Dana Johns, Franklin & Marshall
G - T'Neisha Turner, Wesley
F - Debbie Bruen, Mary Washington
G - Justine Pouravelis, Bowdoin
C - Michelle Orton, Randolph-Macon