Trinity Johnson, Presbyterian College’s junior guard, earned membership on the Big South’s all-conference second team on Tuesday.
Honorable Mention selection at the end of last season, Johnson averaged a team-leading 15.2 points per game, the sixth-best mark in the conference. Her 440 total points and 15.2 scoring average both ranked as the second-highest totals in PC’s DI era record book. Johnson scored in double figures in 26 of Presbyterian’s 30 games, recorded 20-plus points on five occasions and became the third player in the school’s Division I era (2008-present) to have a 30-point game, netting that number against UNC Wilmington to collect Big South Player of the Week honors.
The Hopkins native also nabbed 75 steals, second most in the Big South, and topped the conference in both free throws made (134) and free throws attempted (180). All three of those totals set single-season D-I era program records.
The Big South also released the league’s Preseason Poll on Tuesday, with the Blue Hose projected to finish eighth. Presbyterian finished ninth in the league standings in 2019-20, and upended eighth-seeded Longwood in the first round of the Big South Championship to advance to the quarterfinals, the second straight year PC has won a first-round tournament game. The remainder of the tournament, however, was canceled due to COVID-19. Reigning regular season champion Campbell was tabbed as the preseason favorite, edging out Radford and High Point, who also received first-place votes.
Presbyterian begins its 2020-21 slate on Nov. 25 at Kennesaw State. The Blue Hose open their home schedule on Dec. 10 against Mercer.