As a junior: Saw action in 27 last season...sidelined for six games with viral heart inflammation...returned to action on Jan. 19 with a clean bill of health...averaged nearly 12 minutes and 5.6 points per outing...collected a career-high 14 points against Texas-San Antonio...had a career-high nine rebounds at Old Dominion and against Texas-San Antonio.
Before becoming a Lady Raider: Transferred to Tech from South Plains College...As a sophomore: Kodak All-American after the 1997-98 season...conference leading scorer, averaging 21.5 points per game...shot nearly 56 percent from the field and made 66 percent of her free throws...hauled down an average of 6.1 rebounds per contest...tied for team-high in blocks...As a freshman: Named All-Conference and All-Region Five...averaged 15.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game...shot over 56 percent from the floor and 65 percent from the charity stripe.
High School: 1996 graduate of class 5A Newman Smith in Carrollton, Texas...averaged 11.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game...three-time All-District selection...named All-Metro Crest and District 11-5A Newcomer of the Year...coached by Kristine Pohlmon.
Personal: Full name is Aleah Johnson...born 7-13-77 in Dallas, Texas...parents are Darnell and Thelma Johnson...has an older brother, Demond...enjoys shopping and chilling with her teammates...is majoring in Human Development
Getting to know Aleah...I chose Texas Tech because of: The tradition Texas Tech has behind its name
My favorite spot on campus is: The Recreation Center
My favorite food is: Bacon cheeseburger and fries
If I won the lottery I would: Help my family out
The most interesting place I've ever been is: Hawaii
My most prize possession is: My family
Few people know this about me: That my first love is track
When I am not playing basketball, I am: Sleeping, eating, or chillin' with the biker babes
The best players I have ever played against are: Angie Braziel and Keitha Dickerson
If I could play another sport at Tech it would be: Track
My role models are: My parents
If I could bring one thing with me from my hometown, it would be: The city
The best thing about being a Lady Raider is: Sitting around with my teammates clowning around and playing in front of a big crowd
Career Game Highs
Points: 14 vs. Texas-San Antonio, 12-2-98 FGM: 5, twice FGA: 11 vs. Old Dominion, 11-21-98 FTM: 6, twice FTA: 7, twice Rebounds: 9, twice Blocks: 1, five times Assists: 4 vs. Stanford, 11-27-98 Steals: 2 vs. Old Dominion, 11-21-98
Games Played: 27, 1998-99 Games Started: None Minutes: 322, 1998-99 Points: 150, 1998-99 FGM: 52, 1998-99 FGA: 109, 1998-99 FTM: 46, 1998-99 FTA: 64, 1998-99 Rebounds: 87, 1998-99 Assists: 14, 1998-99 Steals: 9, 1998-99