- Michael MacEachern
Johnson named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year
Young Harris College's MacKenzie Johnson has been named the Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year presented by College Ave.
Johnson, a junior guard from Chattanooga, Tennessee, was also named to the All-Peach Belt Conference first team.
Johnson becomes the first player in program history to be named Player of the Year. It's also the 16th time that a YHC athlete has been named his/her conference Player of the Year since 2010.
Johnson also becomes the program's first-ever two-time all-conference performer after being selected to third team last season.
In 26 starts, Johnson leads the team in minutes played per game (35.1), field goal shooting (174-of-353, .493), free throw shooting (99-of-133, .744), rebounds per game (13.3), scoring (17.3) and blocked shots (28).
The five-time PBC Player of the Week is ranked first in the conference in scoring and rebounding, second in field good percentage, third in minutes played, fourth in blocks and 10th in free throw percentage.
She is third in the latest NCAA Division II statistics with 19 double doubles, total rebounds (347) and defensive rebounds per game (10.0), and fourth in rebounds per game.
Johnson is the all-time leading rebounder in the YHC record books with 804 and is third in points with 969. She is also second in rebounding average (8.9) and blocked shots (68), third in field goal percentage (.484, 397-of-821), sixth in games started (67) and minutes played (2,449) and 10th in games played (90).