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Player Profile: Morgan Johnson, Brookville Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.

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Daughter of: Jayna Johnson and Jeff Johnson
Sports Played: Volleyball, basketball, track & field
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Her twin sister Madison, her brother Ryan played basketball, her father and mother both played sports as did her uncle Tom Hopkins.
2018-19 Highlights: Helped Brookville to its second straight D9 Class 3A title in basketball by averaging a team-leading 13.2 points per game while adding 2.7 assists and 2.4 steals and also hitting 39 3-pointers. Was named a third-team All American Awards & Engraving All-District 9 performer … Helped Brookville win D9 title in the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relays and also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash.
Post-High School Plans: She plans to attend a four-year college to major in elementary education. She hopes to play college volleyball.

Q&A With Morgan Johnson

D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
MJ: My favorite sport to participate in is basketball. I love the sport and I have been playing with the same team since 3rd grade. I always look forward to basketball season.

D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
MJ: My favorite memory is winning D9 AAA basketball championship back to back. In 2018, winning a state playoff game. Participating in track, winning two team titles.

D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
MJ: I play high school sports to be involved with the school and I enjoy being competitive. I love playing sports and being apart of a team with my friends.

D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
MJ: My coaches for volleyball, basketball and track made a big influence on my athletic career. My family is very supportive. Along with my teammates, they push me to play my best and be a good person.

D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
MJ: One thing I would change about high school sports is we should play more teams in our area and not two hours away.

D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
MJ: The first thing I would do as president is improving health care for all Americans and provide better education for public schools.

D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
MJ: I would like to move south in a city where there’s warmer weather.

D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
MJ: They would be surprised to find out I have a twin sister.

D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
MJ: My strongest subject in school is math.

D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
MJ: I would like to go back to New York on 9/11 because it was such a devastating event in history and started a global war on terrorism. It’s hard to imagine how something so awful could have happened.

D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
MJ: I wish you would have asked me what sports I have competed in prior to high school. I was a gymnast for 10 years and began competing at age five. I swam on the YMCA swim team for four years. Also, I played softball for six years.

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