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Posted January 24, 2010
Virginia Johnson commits to Iowa
Virginia Johnson scores the winning basket in the 2008 Class 4A state final against Cedar Rapids Washington. Johnson committed Sunday to play women's basketball at the University of Iowa. (Associated Press photo)

Virginia Johnson scores the winning basket in the 2008 Class 4A state final against Cedar Rapids Washington. Johnson committed Sunday to play women's basketball at the University of Iowa. (Associated Press photo)

IOWA CITY — Virginia Johnson’s voice quivered, but her choice never wavered.

An all-state junior forward at Iowa City High, Johnson orally committed to play women’s basketball at the University of Iowa Sunday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

“I was really nervous telling Coach (Lisa) Bluder,” Johnson said moments after being mobbed by her future teammates. “My voice was shaking.

“I was raised here. I have a picture of me (wearing) a Hawkeye shirt when I was 2 years old.”

Johnson, who stands 6-foot-1, is averaging 23.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for City High (8-6). She’s shooting 53 percent from the field, 70 percent from the free throw line.

She was a freshman when the Little Hawks won the Class 4A state championship in 2008, scoring the winning basket against Cedar Rapids Washington on a layup as time expired.

Kelly Krei also was on that team. They’ll be reunited at Iowa in 2011-12, when Krei is a senior and Johnson a freshman.

Johnson said she picked Iowa over Rutgers.

“(Recruiting) has been a never-ending pressure,” she said. “After a while, it starts to get to you.”

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to Virginia Johnson commits to Iowa

  1. Congratulations to you Virginia! Great choice & close to home! lol

  2. Congratulations Virginia!!

  3. Way to go Virg … We are all proud of you!

  4. We are so happy for you ~ Congratulations Virginia!
    The Spencer’s

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