Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maple Grove, MN

High School:
Maple Grove

Height:
5-2

Gym:
Gleasons Maple Grove Gymnastics


NIU Career Bests: Vault - 9.575; Bars - 9.700; Beam - 9.575; Floor - 9.750; All-Around - 38.400.

2007: Sidelined early in the year and was not able to work her way back into the lineup. In exhibition competition, scored an 8.650 in the floor exercise at a home meet versus Bowling Green on (1/28).

2006: Competed primarily on an exhibition basis but got into the line-up three times on vault, once on bars and six times on floor exercise. Including exhibitions, performed eight vaults, five bar routines, once on beam and nine times on floor. Top official score on floor was a 9.650 at the MAC Championships (3/25). Tallied a 9.625 on floor at Nebraska Masters Classic (2/26). On vault, earned a 9.400 versus Michigan State (3/5). Carded a 9.700 on bars versus Western Michigan (2/12) and posted a 9.550 in exhibition action versus MSU. Received the Debora J. Korcek Memorial Scholarship.

2005: Saw action in 13 meets on floor exercise, five on vault, four on beam and three on bars. Averaged a score of 9.523 on floor with a season and career best 9.700 versus Bowling Green (2/6) and Western Michigan (3/13). Very consistent on floor with 11 of 13 scores between 9.600 and 9.700. Posted a 9.75 versus Michigan State (1/30). Earned her season best marks of 9.575 in both the vault and beam versus Central Michigan (3/20), when she added matching 9.625s on the bars and floor exercise for an all-around total of 38.400. Came in with a 9.500 on vault versus Bowling Green (2/6) and matched that on beam in the season-opener versus UIC (1/9).

Prep: Spent two seasons competing in Level 10 meets during high school for Gleasons Maple Grove Gymnastics. Advanced to U.S.A. Gymnastics Regional on vault and floor in 2004 where she recorded a 9.3 on vault and a 9.075 on floor. Placed third on vault at the state meet with a 9.475 and was eighth on bars. The previous season, recorded a fifth-place finish on bars at the state competition. As a freshman, won the all-around title at the U.S.A.G. State Championships with a score of 35.75 and also won the bars and vault titles. Placed third on the beam and floor. Earned a pair of varsity letters in track and field.

Personal: Daughter of Cameron and Audrey Johnson. Born Jan. 12, 1986 in Edina, Minn. Father was a four-year letterwinner in wrestling at St. Cloud State. A marketing major. Named a Victory Scholar and Scholastic All-State choice both her freshman and sophomore years. Earned Huskie Scholar status spring semester of her junior year.