Gena Johnson Recovering After Auto Accident
Stockton, Calif. - Pacific women's basketball senior guard Gena Johnson is in stable condition at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after suffering multiple broken bones in her legs, ankles and hips in a head-on collision on Highway 113 near Dixon on Friday, June 28. Johnson underwent surgery on Saturday afternoon. Details of the accident are not yet available. She was wearing her seatbelt and her air bag deployed.
"We are all just so very thankful that Gena is alive and in recovery," said Pacific head coach Lynne Roberts. "She experienced a terrible trauma and has shown tremendous strength. She is going to have a road to recovery in front of her, but she's surrounded in love and support by her friends and family."
Johnson earned Second Team All-Big West honors during her junior year in 2012-13, averaging 12.0 points and 2.7 assists per game. She shot .428 from the field for the season, while averaging a block per game. She became the 19th Pacific player to reach 1000 career points in the third round of the WNIT against Utah, leading the Tigers with 13 points in 60-55 overtime loss. Johnson's 27 points against UALR led the Tigers to a first round win in the WNIT. She was an All-Big West Honorable Mention and Big West All-Freshman Team selection in 2010-11 and ranks second on the Tigers' all-time blocked shots list with 101.