July 11, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington basketball freshman Cierra Johnson finished her pre-colligate career with a bang after earning MVP honors at the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game.
"We are so proud of Cierra, not only for her selection as a TGCA all-star, but also her performance and the honor of being named the MVP of the 4-5A Division All-Star Game," UT Arlington coach Krista Gerlich said.
"This just caps off her already phenomenal year that she had at L.D. Bell this year. This honor will propel her into her college career which she has already started. She took a day off from working out with her Lady Mav team to play in this game and play she did. Just a small glimpse of her bright future at UTA. We are all so proud of her."
Johnson is part of the No. 1 recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference, according to Dan Olsen Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. Johnson, along with Rebekah Van Dijk, LaShanda Green, Toma Zaleckaite, Morgan Holly and Artavia Ford round out a class ranked No. 54 nationally.
Johnson is a 5-9 guard from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. She was a first-team All-District 6-5A member last season, the district Defensive Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American nominee this past season.