Palmyra, Pa. / Palmyra Area High School
As a Lady Cat
Rachel Johnson played in 27 games and made five starts as a true freshman in 2010-11. Johnson averaged 3.0 points per game and was the team’s fourth-leading rebounder at 3.1 per game. She shot 44.1% from the floor, including 7-15 (46.7%) from behind the three-point line, and 59.1% (13-22) from the free-throw line. Johnson dished out 17 assists, blocked five shots and made eight steals.
Johnson scored in double-figures twice as a freshman and grabbed five or more rebounds eight times.
Johnson scored season-highs of 11 points at Regis (CO) University on Nov. 26, 2010 and 11 points against West Virginia Wesleyan College on Feb. 23, 2011. She also pulled down eight rebounds at Bluefield State (WV) College on Feb. 5, 2011 and eight rebounds against West Virginia Wesleyan on Feb. 23, 2011.
At Palmyra Area High School
Rachel Johnson was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at Palmyra Area High School, where she scored 739 points, pulled down a school-record 956 rebounds and made 172 steals. Johnson, a Second-Team All-County selection as a junior and a first-team choice in 2010, averaged 9.0 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior. She was a two-time Mid-Penn Keystone Division Honorable-Mention All-Star who played in the 2010 Mid-Penn All-Star Game and the PA Hoops North vs. South All-Star Game. Johnson also helped her team reach the PIAA Sweet 16 in 2008-09, and win back-to-back titles at the Warwick Holiday Tournament. Johnson, a recipient of a Pitt-Johnstown Presidential Scholarship, was a four-year Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. She also earned a Kiwanis Club Scholar-Athlete Award. In addition to basketball, she was a three-year starter on Palmyra’s girls’ soccer team. She was coached by Ron Berman at Palmyra Area High School.