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Melinda Johnsen Athlete Profile

#35 Melinda Johnsen

Melinda Johnsen
Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2003-2007 Hometown: Murray, UT Last School: Murray High School


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Murray High School...parents are Karen and Fred Johnsen...has two sisters and four brothers.

Before BYU

Female Athlete of the Year... four-time letterwinner in women's basketball and softball... region 5 MVP... Selected to Utah's All-State Team,junior and senior year... Utah's Athlete of the Year 2002-2003... Region 5 Player of the Year and All-State honors in softball.


Yr G/GS  FG-FGA  %   FT-FTA %   	3-pts  %    Pts.   Reb.  A    St.   To 
04 24/6 9-38 .237 7-11 .636 4-19 .211 29 42 27 5 6
05 29/29 41-96 .427 28-40 .700 4-34 .118 114 61 57 29 39
06 32/32 51-148.345 23-38 .605 16-65.246 141 127 106 58 49
07 33/33 71-177.401 32-57 .561 24-82 .293 198 91 147 56 67
TS 118-100 172-459.374 90-146 .616 48-200 .240 482 321 337 148 161

2003-2004 | Freshman Year

Final player notes: played in a total of 28 games starting in nine...averaged 11.8 minutes of playing time...finished the year shooting 26 percent from the field, 54 percent from the free throw line and 24 percent from three-point range...tallied a total of 45 rebounds, 32 of them defensive, had 31 assists and five steals.
In MWC games got her first collegiate start vs. the Air Force Academy on 1/24/04... then started again in a total of eight other league games...picked up a team high five rebounds vs. New Mexico.
In all games... picked up six points against Mount St. Mary's...had a season best seven rebounds at Portland State on 1/10/04.

2004-2005 | Sophomore Year

Final player notes: finished the season fifth on the team with 40 free throw attempts and 28 free throws made... recorded 2.0 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game which is third best on the team... led the team in steals in nine games, blocked shots in eight games and assists in three games... started in all games, but did not play in the game vs. Portland State due to the flu... contributed a total of 114 points, 61 rebounds, 57 assists and 29 steals... picked up a season and career high four steals vs. CSU on 03/09/05... had a season-high nine points vs. Wright State on 12/21/04 and a season and career high four assists in the game vs. AF on 2/17/05.

2005-2006 | Junior Year

Final player notes: led the team in assists (106) and in steals (58) on the year ... was fifth scorer with an average of 4.4 points per game ... fifth also in field goals attempted and in free throws made and attempted ... ranked third and fourth respectively in three-point field goals attempted and made ... finished fourth in the rebound category with an average of 4.0 boards per game and fourth also in rebound average and defensive rebounds ... concluded the year ranked third in assist/turnover ratio in the conference with (2.16) ... also in the MWC was seventh in assists (3.31) and seventh in steals (1.81) ... picked up season and career highs in points and rebounds in the league game against UNM on 02/02/06 with 10 points and eight rebounds ... tallied a season and career high nine assists vs. UNLV on 01/14/06 ... picked up a season and career high six steals vs. SDSU on 1/21/06 ... also had the same number of steals vs. AF on 01/05/06 ... as of 01/06/06 had the same number of points and rebounds with 55 each ... started in all games ... grabbed seven rebounds and three steals in game @ UCLA on 11/22/05 ... tallied seven points @ CS Northridge on 11/19/05.

2006-2007 | Senior Year

Final player notes: Started in all games ... was a co-captain on the team ... named Honorable Mention All-MWC ... was the team's assist and steals leader with 147 and 56 respectively ... averaged 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals as the team's leader in both of those categories ... tied for first in most minutes played of the starting five with an average of 33.8 ... ranks fifth on the team in field goal percentage .401 (71-177) and fifth in 3-point field percentage with .293, (24-82) ... was second on the team in 3-point field goals made with (24) ... finished with (198) total points on the year and an average of 6.2 points per contest for a fifth place finish on the team ... in the MWC regular season contests only, ranked first in assist/turnover ratio, second in assists and tied for fourth in steals ... in all MWC games, finished second in assists with a 4.45 average, and sixth in steals with an average of 1.70 per game, also had a first place finish in assist/turnover ratio ... at the UNLV game on 02/21/07 dished out nine assists for the second time this year, the first nine assists were in the game vs. CSU on 01/18/07 ... grabbed season highs in rebounds with seven in two games on the year vs. SCU on 11/22/06 and at Wyoming on 02/15/07 ... scored in double figures in five games (12) vs. Utah on 03/09/07, (10) vs. AFA on 02/08/07, (10) @ Oregon on 12/30/06, (10) vs. SCU on 11/22/06, and (12) @ FSU on 11/17/ 06 ... the 12 points @ FSU on 11/17/06 and 12 vs. Utah on 03/09/07 were both season and career highs.