ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Four members of the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team have earned recognition as part of the Preseason All-Big 4 teams: juniors Asianae Johnson and Deja Francis were each First Team selections while seniors Emily Calabrese and Jurnee President earned Second Team honors.
Johnson led the Bonnies in scoring last season with 12.7 points per game and was one of two players for the Bonnies to start all 30 games last season. She also was second on the team in rebounding, bringing in 5.5 rebounds per contest. Johnson was named to the Preseason Atlantic 10 Second Team earlier this month.
Atlantic 10 play was where Francis shined last season, averaging 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 16 contests. For the season, Francis was second on the team in scoring with 9.4 points per game. Francis also earned Preseason All-Big 4 Second Team honors last season.
Calabrese enters her senior season with the Bonnies with 90 career games played and 72 career starts. Last season, Calabrese averaged 7.6 points and led the Bonnies in rebounding with 6.1 rebounds per game. She was one of the more efficient scorers in the Atlantic 10 last year, shooting at a 49.5 percent clip from the floor.
President was the only other Bonnies player to start all 30 contests last season next to Johnson while averaging 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in her first season with the program. She scored in double figures nine times and was second on the team with 41 threes made a year ago.
The Preseason All-Big 4 teams are nominated and voted on by media members of Western New York.
2020-21 Preseason All-Big 4 Hoops Women's Basketball Teams
^ = unanimous selection
2020-21 Big 4 Preseason Player of the Year – Dyaisha Fair (Buffalo)
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