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MARANNE JOHNSON NAMED ALL-BIG SKY THIRD TEAM

MARANNE JOHNSON NAMED ALL-BIG SKY THIRD TEAM

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RENO, Nev. – After leading the Big Sky in 3-pointers and steals per game during the regular season Sacramento State junior guard Maranne Johnson was named all-Big Sky third team, the league announced on Sunday.

Johnson earned her first all-Big Sky honor after putting together a record-breaking year leading the Hornets. She also earned a Big Sky Player of the Week honor this season.

A native of Antioch, Johnson led all Big Sky players averaging 3.1 three-pointers and 2.9 steals per game during the regular season. She led the nation in threes per game early in the year and is still 16th in Div. I in threes per game and also 22nd in the country in steals per game entering the Big Sky Tournament.

Johnson became the 13th 1000-point scorer in program history during the regular season and was just the fifth Hornet player to reach 1,000 points in only three seasons. In the regular season finale on Friday vs. Northern Colorado Johnson broke the program record for threes in a season, surpassing the previous high mark of 86.

Her 89 made 3-pointers this season are third most in Big Sky history and are just six behind the conference record of 95 set by Weber State's Kailie Quinn last season. She is also only six 3-point attempts behind that single-season Big Sky record.

During the regular season Johnson led the Hornets scoring 15.0 points per game. She scored 10 or more points in 20 of 29 games with eight 20-point games. She scored a career-high 37 points against Stanislaus State, the ninth highest single-game scoring total in program history, and was the Hornets leading scorer 14 times this season. She has totaled 10 games with five or more made 3-pointers and five games with five or more steals.

With still her entire senior season to play Johnson is already second in program history in both made 3-pointers and steals. She and the Hornets will face Weber State to open Big Sky Tournament play at 12:05 p.m. Monday in Reno.