Palmyra, Pa. / Palmyra Area High School
As a Lady Cat
Rachel Johnson played in every game (14 starts) and averaged 4.0 points per game and finished second on the team in rebounding at 5.3 rpg. in 2011-12. She was also third in steals with 28 and third in blocked shots with seven. Eight times as a sophomore she led the Lady Cats in rebounding, including three double-digit rebounding games.
Johnson played in 27 games and made five starts as a true freshman in 2010-11. She averaged 3.0 points per game and was the team’s fourth-leading rebounder at 3.1 per game. Johnson 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. She scored in double-figures twice and grabbed five or more rebounds eight times.
Johnson has career-highs of 11 points on three separate occasions. She also pulled down 11 rebounds against Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Jan. 9, 2012.
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.