November 30, 2009

Emilie Johnson Named Big West Player of the Week

Nov. 30, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sophomore guard Emilie Johnson was named the Big West Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday after the Loomis, Calif. native led the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team in scoring in both of her team's games last week.

Johnson had 14 points and six rebounds while handing out four assists in the Gauchos' game vs. Kentucky on Wednesday, but the sophomore saved her best for last.

The 5-foot-6 guard scored a career-high 29 points - the most by a Gaucho player since Jessica Wilson scored 30 points on Nov. 10, 2006 vs. Portland State - in UCSB's 75-65 victory over San Diego on Sunday. Johnson hit five three-pointers in the game, including the tiebreaker with 3:14 to go. She also had six rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

On the season Johnson is averaging 14.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Johnson and the Gauchos will play at Portland State this Thursday and then at Oregon State on Saturday. Both games will be broadcast live in Santa Barbara on AM 990 KTMS and are also available live online by clicking here.

UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online.

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