Glory Johnson earns SEC honors

For the second consecutive week, Lady Vol senior forward Glory Johnson is the SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

After being selected for conference honors Jan. 2, Glory Johnson followed up with outstanding showings against Chattanooga, Georgia and Arkansas and was again tabbed SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.

Johnson averaged 15.7 points and 13.3 rebounds and added three assists and eight steals, while playing 27.3 mpg in the team's three victories.

Against Chattanooga on Tuesday, the 6'3 junior from Knoxville put up her third-consecutive double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds in just 20 minutes in the 90-47 win.

Following her standout game against the Lady Mocs, Johnson recorded her fourth-consecutive double-double in the 51-80 victory over Georgia on Thursday. She finished with a season-high 22 points and 13 boards in the Lady Vols' second SEC win.

Johnson had a monumental game against Arkansas, using 13 rebounds in her fifth consecutive double-double to reach the 1,000 rebound plateau. In reaching the benchmark, Johnson became only the fourth in Lady Vol history to collect 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her Tennessee career. She joins elite company that includes Chamique Holdsclaw, Sheila Frost and Tamika Catchings in the 1,000/1,000 club.

On the season, Johnson is nearly averaging a double-double with 14.3 ppg and 9.9 rpg for the No. 6/7-ranked Lady Vols.

It is the third SEC honor for a Lady Vol player this season, following Ariel Massengale who was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 5.

The Lady Vols take the floor this Thursday when they travel to Kentucky before returning to Thompson-Boling Arena where they take on Vanderbilt on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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