United Tribes Technical College women's basketball freshman Kierra Johnson was selected to the NJCAA DII All-America Third Team, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced Monday.
The standout freshman had a dominant first year campaign for UTTC where she led the Thunderbirds in scoring with 14.1 ppg (438 points total) and rebounds with 7rpg. Kierra recorded her first collegiate double-double February 11 against Mon-Dak rival, Williston State College with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jonhson's relentless effort helped the Thunderbirds punch their ticket to the Region XIII Championship game when she rebounded her own missed basket and scored the game winning layup at the buzzer over Region XIII foe, Dakota College at Bottineau. In total, Johnson had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists in the Region XIII semifinal. In the District F Championship loss against North Platte CC in North Platte, NE, Johnson scored 17 points while going 5 of 6 from the charity stripe. She was also named this year's Region XIII MVP.
Kierra becomes the second player in United Tribes women's basketball history to collect All-American honors! She joins DI University of Nevada standout, Terae Briggs.