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Michala Johnson
Michala  Johnson

RS Senior

Bellwood, Ill.

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Michala Johnson Photo Gallery | 2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics

Honors: 2014 first-team All-Big Ten (Coaches) ... 2014 second-team All-Big Ten (Media) ... 2015 Academic All-Big Ten

Of note: Played two seasons at the University of Connecticut ... sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... has one year of eligibility remaining ... younger sister Malayna joined the Badgers in 2013-14 ... graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in human development and family studies ... currently a graduate student in educational leadership and policy analysis

2014-15: Played and started six games ... played in only nine minutes at Miami (Dec. 4) before going out with torn ACL in left knee ... averaged 12.8 points per game ... scored in double figures in five games ... scored a season-high 17 points vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 20 ) and at Drake (Nov. 23) ... shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field ... added 6.3 rebounds per game ... had 10 rebounds vs. East Carolina (Nov. 28) for her first double-double of the season as she also had 14 points ... averaged 2.0 assists per game ... had two-or-more assists in five games ... added five blocks

Started all 29 games, averaging 32.9 minutes per game ... led Badgers with 16.6 points per game ... scored in double figures in a team-best 21 games ... had one 30-plus scoring game and scored 20-or-more points in 11 games ... recorded a career-high 32 points at Northwestern (Jan. 18), shooting 13-of-18 from the field ... scored 25 points at Washington (Dec. 13) ... recorded 24 points, seven rebounds and three blocks vs. Nebraska (Feb. 5) ... scored 22 points vs. Green Bay (Dec. 30), shooting a career-best 9-of-10 from the field ... had 21 points and five rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... hit 20 points at Illinois (Jan. 3), shooting 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the field ... netted 26 points at Michigan State (Jan. 30) ... recorded seven double-doubles ... shot a team-best 55.2 percent (205-of-372) from the field, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... led all players in conference-only games, shooting 56.8 percent (113-of-199) from the field ... added. 7.3 rebounds per game ... had double-figure rebounds in seven games ... pulled down a career-best 16 boards vs. Drake (Nov. 10) ... ranked second on the team with 27 blocks (0.9/game) ... had a career best three blocks in four games ... added 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals per game ... recorded a career-high three assists in two games ... added a career-high three steals at Milwaukee

2012-13: Redshirt season

2011-12 (at UConn): Played in 26 games, averaging 4.9 minutes per game ... put up 1.5 points per game ... had a season-high eight points at Pittsburgh (Feb. 21), shooting 4-of-4 from the field ... averaged 1.2 rebounds per game ... had a season-high four rebounds in two games ... tied her season best with two assists in four games ... had a season-best two steals in two games ... also had one block in four games

2010-11 (at UConn): Played in 30 games, averaging 5.4 minutes per game ... played a season-high 16 minutes at Cincinnati (Jan. 29) ... averaged 1.3 points per game ... had a season-high five points in two games ... added 1.5 rebounds per game ... pulled down a season-high five rebounds vs. Hartford (March 20) ... dished off a season-high two assists vs. Rutgers (March 7) ... had one block and one steal in three games

High School: Averaged 16.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 72 percent from the floor ... rated as the No. 46 recruit and the No. 7 power forward by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... ranked No. 27 nationally by the All-Star Girls Report and No. 18 by Blue Star

Personal: Parents are Michael and Trecie ... has one younger sister, Malayna (20) ... nickname is Mickey ... born Nov. 5 ... graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in human development and family studies ... currently a graduate student in intercollegiate administration

Why Wisconsin?

"It was close to home, wanted my family to come to most of my games, and I love the atmosphere and environment on campus."


Career Highs
Points: 32 at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Field Goals: 13 at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Field Goal Att: 20 (2x; MR vs. Nebraska, 2-5-14)
Field Goal %: .900 (9-10) vs. Green Bay, 12-30-13
3-pt FG: 1 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
3-pt FG Att: 2 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
3-pt FG%: .500 (1-2) vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
FT: 7 at Washington, 12-13-13
FT Att: 9 at Washington, 12-13-13
FT %: 1.000 (6-6) at Northwestern, 1-18-14
Rebounds: 16 vs. Drake, 11-10-13
Assists: 3 (4x; MR vs. East Carolina, 11-28-14)
Steals: 3 at Milwaukee, 11-14-13
Blocks: 4 at Drake, 11-23-14
Minutes: 44 vs. Minnesota, 3-6-14
Double-Doubles: 8

Off the Court with Mickey

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: Save the Last Dance; TV Show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Book: My Sisters Keeper; Athlete: Kobe Bryant; Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant; Sports team: Lakers & Bulls

First started basketball: 3rd grade
Most memorable basketball game: Nicole making a buzzer beater against Green Bay
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: Being close to my teammates and coaches
Before each game, I: have to have something sweet
One word that describes the team: Silly
One word that describes me: Goofy
My teammates say I am: The “Grandma” on the team
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Relax and watch a movie or go out to eat
Most memorable basketball achievement: Receiving the First Team All Big-Ten Award
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): University of Illinois
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Having to play 4 quarters
What is the first basketball memory that you have? When I first started playing basketball in 3rd grade and I shot the ball in the wrong basket
This summer, I: Took a class and worked at the Madison School Community and Recreation (summer camp with little kids), while also working out with the team
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I’ve had this number since 5th grade and stuck with it
Team goal for the season: Win more games than we did the previous years
Individual goal for the season: Continue to improve on my game and become a better all around player
The best thing about Madison is: The beautiful view of the lakes
Fantasy job/career: Being able to play in the WNBA and become an assistant college coach during the offseason
Person(s) most admired/role models: My family (parents)
The most fun place you have traveled to with the team is: the Bahamas
What are you most looking forward to this season? Going to San Diego
Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? White and gold of course!!
What is your favorite Coach Bobbie quote? “My grandma can do that…”
I can’t live without: Chocolate
My secret addiction is: I eat a bowl a cereal at least once a day
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I get the colors orange and green mixed up
The best sporting event I ever attended was: The Final Four
You won’t catch me eating: Grapefruit or Bananas
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Siri
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Atlanta, Texas, or Tennessee…some where warm
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Become a better artist (drawing)
If I had a million dollars: Buy a dog, save some of it and then invest in a business or company
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): sky diving, going to Hawaii, surfing
Career goal:  to become a better basketball player and succeed in the WNBA
Most famous person I’ve ever met: Marshawn Lynch
My favorite quote or motto is: “With every negative there is a positive”
The best advice I have ever gotten is: “Always smile, things can be a lot worse.”
My worst habit is: not cutting my nails and letting them grow very long
If you could play a college sport besides basketball, what would it be? Golf

What do you love most about being a Badger?
"Being able to compete in a Badger uniform."

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