September 19


September 19, 1965 Katrina McClain Johnson, hall of fame basketball player, was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Johnson played college basketball at the University of Georgia where she was an All-American in 1986 and 1987 and the National Player of the Year in 1987. She played on the Gold medal winning women’s basketball teams at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Bronze medal winning team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Johnson played professionally overseas in Japan, Italy, and Spain for nine seasons before ending her professional career with the Atlanta Glory of the American Basketball League. Johnson was USA Basketball’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1988 and 1992. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.


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