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Cincinnati State's Johnson honored by Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
 June 25, 2014

NICK NOVY, CINCINNATI STATE ATHLETICS

Former Cincinnati State guard Phylicia Johnson will be honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding play throughout the 2013-2014 season.

Johnson, a sophomore from Columbus, OH, averaged 17.3 points per game while shooting 45% from the field. The 5'8 guard ended the season scoring in double figures in 21 straight games including three games with 30 or more points. Her point total of 570 is the most points ever scored by a Cincinnati State freshman. She led the Lady Surge to a 21-12 record, a district title and a NJCAA National Tournament Appearance.

Johnson's No. 12 jersey will be displayed in the Hall's "Ring of Honor," which includes over 100 jerseys from this past season's high school and college All-Americans.

"The Ring of Honor is our way of recognizing young basketball players for their achievements in the sports," said Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Director Josh Sullivan. "Phylicia Johnson is now part of an elite group and is now part of our history as well."

At the conclusion of last season, Johnson was named an NJCAA All-American, the OCCAC "Player of the Year" and a Region XII 1st Team selection. In April, Johnson accepted a scholarship to play at Eastern Illinois University, a NCAA Div. I program located in Charleston, IL.

About the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame: The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame opened in June 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. With the 2014 Induction, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th Anniversary and add six new members to the prestigious Hall, honoring 133 inductees.

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