Johnson and Krei Earn Academic Award

Feb. 3, 2011

PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the University of Iowa and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn’t allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Morgan Johnson and junior Kelly Krei were both named third team Capital One Academic all-District today. The academic awards are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Johnson is a Pre-Health/Human Physiology major. She is a two-time member of the Dean’s List and is a Presidential Committee on Athletics award winner. Johnson has started all 22 games this season and is averaging 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. She has six double-doubles and has blocked three or more shots in 11 contests. The Platte City, Mo., native currently ranks third in the Big Ten in blocks and is tied for third in offensive rebounds per game.

Krei is a Biomedical Engineering major and was named Academic all-Big Ten last year as a sophomore. She is also a three-time member of the Dean’s List, a two-time Presidential Committee on Athletics award winner and has been named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Krei has started every game this season, averaging 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. The Iowa City native has nine double-digit scoring performances, including a career-high 20 points against Southern in the season-opener.

Iowa returns to action Thursday night at Purdue. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (CT), and the game can be seen live on the Big Ten Network (HD).