One night after helping the Lady Pilots cap the regular season with a win over Marian University, senior guard Laura Johnson was named the 2012-2013 Crossroads League Player of the Year on Sunday, Feb. 17. Johnson led the Pilots to a 24-6 overall record with a 14-4 record in the Crossroads League. She finished second in the voting last season, but she took her game to another level this year. In National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II, Johnson ranks second nationally in three-pointers made (96), fifth in threes per game (3.20), sixth in free-throw percentage (87.3 percent), fifth in total scoring (570), ninth in points per game (19.0), sixteenth in total steals (83) and nineteenth in three-point percentage (39.6 percent). Johnson was a two-time Crossroads League Player of the Week during the season as well as a two-time National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student Athlete of the Week and the NAIA Player of the Week once. With the award, Johnson becomes the fourth Lady Pilot basketball player to ever be named Crossroads League Player of the Year following AJ Whitehead (’01), Natalie Young (’08) and Amber Peters (’09). Johnson will now help lead the Lady Pilots as they enter the Crossroads League Tournament as the no. 3 seed. They open play against no. 6 seed Grace College on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 pm from the friendly confines of Gates Gymnasium.