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    Naomi Johnson
    Naomi Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Minn.

    High School:
    Kennedy

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    MB



    2010: Started all 33 matches for Northwestern ... AVCA All-Mideast Region selection ... All-Big Ten honorable mention selection ... Set career bests in kills (358), hitting percentage (.314) and total blocks (124), ranking second on the team in each category ... Her .314 hitting percentage is the sixth best single-season mark in program history with her 124 blocks ranking ninth ... Named to the Chicagoland Classic all-tournament team after tallying 17 kills, a .560 hitting percentage, five service aces and seven blocks ... Had seven kills on eight attempts with no errors for an .875 hitting percentage against Illinois-Chicago (8/28) ... Recorded 15 kills against Utah with a pair of service aces ... Earned All-Ohio Tournament honors after tallying 38 kills, a .452 hitting percentage, six service aces and 14 blocks ... Recorded 14 kills at Ohio (9/11) and 12 each in the wins over Tennessee (9/10) and Pittsburgh (9/10) ... Set a career-best with nine blocks in the victory over the Bobcats along with four service aces ... Named the Wildcat Classic MVP after tallying 37 kills, a .403 hitting percentage and nine blocks en route to earning the first tournament MVP honor of her career ... Recorded 16 kills against Marquette (9/18) with a .464 hitting percentage ... Posted 18 kills against Indiana (9/24), then bested that performance the following night with 20 in the victory over Purdue (9/25) ... Played in her 100th career match at Illinois (10/2), finishing with 12 kills and seven blocks ... Posted 12 kills and six blocks at Michigan (10/15) ... Set a career-best with five service aces against Ohio State (10/22) to complement 10 kills and eight blocks ... Finished with 14 kills on 21 swings with no errors for a .667 hitting percentage and five blocks in the upset of sixth-ranked Illinois (11/5) ... Combined for 26 kills and a .521 hitting percentage with 10 blocks at Purdue (11/12) and Indiana (11/13) ... Eclipsed the 300-kill mark at Penn State (11/19) ... Notched 10 kills and seven blocks in the victory over Michigan (11/27) ... Knocked down a team-best 15 kills in the NCAA first round victory over Arizona (12/3) with two service aces ... Posted 13 kills against Missouri (12/4) in the NCAA second round ... Recorded double-digit kills in 22 matches ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009: Had a break-through season for the Wildcats, starting all 32 matches ... Set career highs in every statistical category, ranking second in kills (313), hitting percentage (.288), solo blocks (18), block assists (90) and total blocks (108) ... Led the team with 32 service aces, which ranked 10th in the Big Ten ... Came up big for Northwestern against Florida International (8/29), recording a match-high 17 kills on 30 attempts ... Also had five blocks and three digs ... Recorded 11 kills and three blocks at Kentucky (8/28) ... Named to the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational all-tournament team after finishing with 30 kills, a .446 hitting percentage and nine blocks ... Had nine blocks on 16 attempts with no errors at IUPUI (9/5), posting a hitting percentage of .562 ... Tied the team high in kills (12) and blocks (four) against Western Kentucky (9/6) ... Earned Charlotte Tournament all-tournament honors after posting 38 kills and nine blocks while hitting over .400 ... Set a career-best with 21 kills on 29 attempts with four errors for a .586 hitting percentage at Charlotte (9/12) ... Hit .600 (six kills on 10 attempts with no errors) against Presbyterian (9/11) ... Recorded her 100th kill of the season against Akron (9/18) ... Had a pair of service aces at both Michigan (10/2) and Michigan State (10/3) ... Tied a career-best with five digs at the Spartans ... Had a pair of service aces against Purdue (10/10) and Indiana (10/11), marking the fourth-straight match in which she had a pair of aces ... Broke into the double-digit kill column against both the Boilermakers (15) and Hoosiers (13) ... Tied a season-high with six blocks at Purdue (10/30) ... Recorded 17 kills with a .500 hitting percentage at Indiana (10/31) ... Tallied 17 kills with no errors for a career-best .680 hitting percentage vs. Michigan State (11/6) while adding seven blocks ... Her .680 attack percentage against the Spartans is the second-highest in program history for a four-set match ... Knocked down 13 kills while setting a new career-best with eight blocks vs. Wisconsin (11/20) ... Recorded 15 kills with a .565 hitting percentage in the sweep of Iowa (11/21), including the 500th of her career ... Notched 17 kills, a career-best four service aces and five blocks against Illinois (11/25), including four solo blocks ... Recorded double-digit kill totals in 15 matches ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Appeared in all 31 matches for Northwestern with 14 starts, setting personal bests in kills (153), attempts (423), hitting percentage (.154) and block assists (43) ... Stepped up in a big way against Ohio State (10/3), recording a career-high 16 kills on 33 attempts for a .364 hitting percentage ... Started her first match of the season against Illinois-Chicago (8/29), recording seven kills on 18 attempts, a pair of digs and a solo block ... Registered a pair of kills against Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Notched a pair of block assists against Cleveland State (9/6) ... Recorded her 100th career kill against Washington State (9/13) ... Set a new season-high with four blocks against fourth-ranked UCLA (9/20) in the finale of the Wildcat Classic ... Killed eight balls on 26 attempts at Iowa (9/27) ... Tied a then season-high with four blocks in the Wildcats' upset of 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) ... Tied a career-best with seven blocks against Indiana (10/24) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Appeared in 22 matches with 12 starts ... Had three service aces against Iona on 9/8 ... Earned her first-career start on 10/19 against No. 13 Minnesota, recording three aces and a then-season-best five blocks in a five-game win ... Had nine kills in a five-game win over No. 20 Michigan (10/24) ... Blocked a season-best seven attacks in a five-game win at Illinois (11/2) ... Terminated a season-best 10 swings in a four-game win over Ohio State (11/10) ... Hit a season-best .429 (7-1-14) with four blocks in return to her native Minnesota (11/17).

    High School: Named to the No. 95 spot on PrepVolleyball.com's 2007 "Senior Aces" list ... Named All-State in 2006 ... Earned Star-Tribune and Pioneer Press All-Metro honors in 2006 as well ... 2005 All-Lake Conference honoree ... Team MVP in 2005 ... Played club with the Northern Lights for four years ... Team earned bronze medal at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Starting middle on the 2006 AAU and USJO national champion 17 open team ... Has a 4.0 GPA and is a National Merit Commended Scholar ... Was home-schooled through the 10th grade before attending Normandale Community College in 11th and 12th grade ... Earned Dean's List honors at Normandale ... Played her high school volleyball at Kennedy in Bloomington, Minn.

    Personal: Born Naomi Marie Johnson ... Daughter of David and Karin Johnson ... Majoring in mathematics with a minor in business institutions.

    Johnson's Career Statistics

    Season M-S K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2010 33-125
    358
    120
    757
    .314
    5
    32
    13
    111
    57
    2009 32-117
    313
    112
    697
    .288
    3
    32
    18
    90
    46
    2008 31-101 153 88 423 .154 1 1 5 43 17
    2007 22-59 69 42 224 .121 5 12 9 42 23
    Career 118-402 893 362 2,101 .253 14 77
    45
    286 143

    Johnson's Career Highs

    Kills 21, at Charlotte (9-12-09)
    Total Attempts 39, vs. Purdue (9-25-10)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .680, vs. Michigan State (11-6-09)
    Service Aces 5, vs. Ohio State (10-22-10)
    Assists 2, two times (last, 10-20-07 vs. Iowa)
    Total Blocks 9, at Ohio (9-11-10)
    Digs 5, three times (last, 11-26-10 vs. Michigan State)