Johns Named 2006 Michael Karvasales '35 Woman Senior Athlete of the Year
April 28, 2006
LANCASTER, PA - Women's basketball point guard and softball centerfielder Dana Johns (Sr., York, PA/Eastern York) has been honored as the 2006 Michael Karvasales '35 Woman Senior Athlete of the Year by the Franklin & Marshall Department of Athletics & Recreation.
Historically, she is the seventh women's basketball player to earn the College's top athletic honor joining Lisa Rowan '79, Wendy Stabolepszy '80, Sue Bowen '80, Carrie Bowen '93, Dina White '94 and Amy Kreitz '02. Further, she is the third softball player to garner the honor joining Jennifer Slaybaugh '92 and White since the inception of the award in 1976.
In addition, Johns became the first athlete in school history to sweep all three major athletic department awards as she was also named Delphic Athlete of the Year and received the College's Sportsmanship Award.
A 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's Basketball South Region All-Star honorable mention selection, a D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region women's basketball second team selection and one of 10 finalists for the Jostens Award, Division III basketball's top honor, Johns excelled on the court, in the field and in the classroom.
A three-time All-Centennial Conference women's basketball honoree following an honorable mention nod in 2004, first team honors in 2005 and second team honors in 2006, Johns was named the 2005 Centennial Conference Player of the Year and is a candidate for a 2006 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
A 2005 and 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District II second team selection, Johns concluded the 2006 season with 380 points, 91 rebounds, 59 assists, one block and 60 steals in 25 starts. A .364 shooter from beyond the arc as she connected on 67-of-184, she set a new school record for three pointers in a season eclipsing the mark of 59-for-147 set by Carol Flinchbaugh in 1991.
A 2004, 2005 and 2006 All-Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll recipient, she ranks among the Centennial Conference leaders in scoring (third, 15.2 ppg), assists (15th, 2.36 apg), free throw percentage (second, .847), steals (sixth, 2.40 spg), three-point field goal percentage (second, .364), three-point field goals (first, 2.68 tpg) and minutes played (second, 35.48 mpg) per game.
She made history on February 14 at home versus McDaniel College in a 95-85 loss as she knocked down 12-of-22 from the field, including a school record seven-of-13 beyond the arc, and six-of-seven at the free throw line for a career high 38 points.
The tally marked her career high in points and marked her second 30-point game of the season as she tallied 31 points on January 26 in a 78-71 OT win against #16 ranked Muhlenberg College. Further, her three-point total against McDaniel tied her school record for most three-pointers in a game as she drained seven-of-12 versus Muhlenberg earlier this season.
Overall, her 38-point performance marked the 15th 30-point game in school history as she tied Laurie Baker (38 vs. Albright, 1975) for the fifth most points ever scored in a game in the history of women basketball at the College. In addition, she joined Baker as the only players in school history to have three or more 30 point games in their career as Baker recorded five, while Johns scored 31 points on February 5, 2005 at home versus Ursinus College in a 71-62 win.
A 2006 D3hoops.com Preseason All-America selection, she was named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Southern Women's Basketball first team all-star, an All-CC first team selection, a D3hoops.com Women's Basketball All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team honoree and a fifth team All-America selection by DIII News last season.
She concludes her career with 1,131 points, 307 rebounds, 251 steals, 289 assists and 178 three-pointers as she ranks 11th in scoring, second in three point field goal percentage (37.24%, 178-of-478), third in assists and steals and first in three-pointers in school history.
A two-sport athlete at Franklin & Marshall, she is a member of the softball team during the spring and was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II softball second team last year.
A 2005 All-Centennial Conference first team selection as she hit .284 (31-for-109) with 17 runs scored, three doubles, five RBI and 26 stolen bases on 32 attempts to rank 10th in the nation in stolen bases as a junior, she continued her pace as a senior hitting .259 (28-for-108) with 20 runs scored, a double, a triple, 11 RBI, 12 walks and 12 stolen bases on 15 attempts in 33 games.
For her career, she finishes with a .274 (106-for-387) batting average with 57 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, 38 RBI, 27 walks and 59 stolen bases on 76 attempts. Historically, she ranks 10th in runs, ninth in hits, 13th in RBI and second in stolen bases in Franklin & Marshall history.
Away from the court and the field, she is a member of the College's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and has participated in the organization's Haunted Hallways Trick-or-Treating program in which local children trick-or-treat in the College's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center Halloween night.
A Presidential Scholar and a 2003-06 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll recipient, she will continue her studies at Thomas Jefferson Medical School next year to become a pediatrician.