April 21, 2010

Johnson in CT Hall of Fame Tonight

Former Eli Still Holds Records

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Former Yale basketball player and coach Sue Johnson will be inducted into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as one of seven members of the class of 2010. Johnson, who still holds nine Yale women's basketball records, will be honored on April 21, in Hamden, Conn., for her stellar career.

 

            Johnson, a native of West Huntington, N.Y., matriculated in 1982 and graduated cum laude in 1986. Over the course of these prolific four years, Johnson rewrote the Bulldog record books. Her records include single-season scoring average (18.3) and most points scored in a season (513). She twice earned first-team All-Ivy and Academic All-American honors.

 

            Johnson became a Yale assistant coach in 1987.  Her other coaching stops included Princeton, Boston College and New Hampshire. She is currently the Athletic Director at Gann Academy, located in Waltham, Mass.

 

            Johnson remains second all-time in career scoring with 1,560 points and third in career rebounds (800) at Yale. As a junior, she was the recipient of the Francis Gordon Brown Prize, a Yale honor for the combination of athletics and scholarship. She also competed for the varsity softball and lacrosse programs during her four years.

 

Filed by Miyuki Hino '12

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