Named to the preseason watch lists for the Naismith Award, Wooden Award and Wade Trophy and was designated as a top-five center by ESPN.com … Missed the season opener due to a stress fracture in her right foot … Played and started 23 games before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and dislocated knee in her right leg four minutes into a game at Kansas State (Feb. 12, 2012) … Named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention and an All-Big 12 First Team selection despite missing the final 10 games of the season … Led the team with 17.5 ppg and was top five in the nation shooting 60.2 percent from the field prior to her injury … Her 59.8 field goal percentage was still good enough to rank as the eighth-best mark in a KU single season as the forward now owns three top-10 single-season marks for shooting percentage … 65.0 career field goal percentage currently stands as a program record … Also cracked the top-10 single-season lists for free throws made (314–10th) and free throws attempted (451–9th) … Became the 23rd Jayhawk to reach 1,000 career points and 14th Jayhawk to amass at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career … Had eight outings with 20 or more points and three double-doubles … Led the team in scoring 13 times including a season-high 34 points versus Texas Tech (Jan. 25, 2012) on 17-of-24 shooting from the field … Pulled down 13 rebounds, one shy of her career high, versus Sam Houston State (Dec. 28, 2011) to go along with 21 points in her second of three-straight DDs … Sank 9-of-10 attempts from the charity stripe versus Kansas State (Jan. 7, 2012) and finished second on the team with a 71.3 free throw percentage for the year.
One of two players to start all 34 games … Led the Big 12 Conference and ranked second nationally with a 66.0 field goal percentage, the second-best mark in a KU single season … Also led the Jayhawks with 19.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game … Her 19.0 ppg were the 22nd-best mark in the country and fourth in the league … Sank the second-most free throws in school history with 176 … Scored in double figures 26 times, including 14 contests with 20-plus tallies and five with 30 or more points … Recorded a team-high nine double-doubles … Opened the season with a career-high five blocked shots versus South Dakota State (Nov. 14, 2010) and added 12 points … Poured in 29 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 15-for-18 from the foul line at Wisconsin (Nov. 21, 2010) to go along with a personal-best three steals … Her 15 free throws were the most made by a Big 12 player all season … Registered 14 points and 10 rebounds at Michigan (Dec. 9, 2010) for her first double-double of the year … Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds versus UMKC (Jan. 3, 2011) and again versus Kansas State (March 5, 2011) … Scored 31 points in KU’s overtime upset of No. 20/22 Iowa State (Feb. 9, 2011) … Knocked down 13-of-16 attempts from the field en route to a 34-point performance versus Missouri (Feb. 19, 2011) … Two games later she hit 16-of-19 field goals for 36 points versus Nebraska (Feb. 26, 2011) … Ended the season on back-to-back 30-point efforts … Shot a Big 12-best 93.3 percent from the field (14-for-15) versus Wichita State (March 16, 2011) in the opening contest of the WNIT on her way to 33 points in 29 minutes of floor time to go along with 12 boards … Posted a career-high 38 points versus Duquesne (March 19, 2011) … Named All-Big 12 First Team and was honored with the team’s offensive player of the year award.
Played in 27 games, earning 13 starts … Averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game on the season, but upped her averages to 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game after entering the starting line-up versus Missouri (Jan. 17, 2010) … Connected on 104-of-146 shots from the field, good for 71.9 percent … Her 71.9 percent field goal percentage set a new KU single-season record for field goal percentage and led the Big 12 Conference … Scored in double figures in 12 games, including five games with 20 or more points … Led KU with six double-doubles on the season … Recorded a perfect game at Colorado (Feb. 16, 2010) by knocking down all 10 of her field goal attempts and all eight of her foul shots on her way to 28 points … Tied for second place in Kansas and Big 12 single-game history by making 10-of-10 shots from the field versus CU … Also pulled down nine rebounds and recorded three blocks in the win … Knocked down 12-of-13 shots on her way to a season-high 31 points versus Oklahoma State (March 11, 2010) in the first round of the Big 12 Championship … Also had 11 boards versus the Cowgirls … Led KU with 25 points and 12 boards versus Creighton (March 21, 2010) in the WNIT … Posted 29 points and a season-high 14 boards versus Texas (Feb. 13, 2010) … Also registered a season-best five blocks versus the Longhorns … Ranked second on the team with 28 blocks … Ranked 11th in the Big 12 with 1.0 block per game … Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week twice during the month of February (Feb. 1 & Feb. 15, 2010) … Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the league coaches and the Waco Tribune-Herald.
A 2009 graduate of George Bush High School in Houston, Texas … Averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds per game as a senior on her way to earning first team All-District honors by both the Houston Chronicle and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) … Turned in 19 points and 11 rebounds per game for her George Bush High School team as a junior … Named first team All-District by the Houston Chronicle and was selected to attend the adidas Super 60 All-American Camp … Named GBHS’ Newcomer of the Year as a junior after moving to Houston from Evansville, Ind. … Earned second team All-Conference honors at Bosse HS in Evansville as a sophomore, after pouring in 11 points per game … Earned four letters in basketball, with two coming at GBHS under Christina Rankin … Also competed in volleyball, earning three letters … Was named GBHS volleyball Newcomer of the Year her junior year.
Daughter of Beatrice Johnson … Born in Evansville, Ind. … Has three sisters, Kristina, Jasmine and Vanessa, and one brother Markie … Majoring in applied behavioral sciences.