McPherson College’s Mark Johnson, a senior from Healy and a 2005 graduate of Healy High School, recently was named Daktronics- NAIA Basketball Scholar-Athlete for the 2008-2009 season.
Johnson was a three-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs.  He started 24 of 28 games played his senior season.
“This is a tremendous honor for Mark,” Mac coach Tim Swartzendruber said. “He has done a great job for us on the basketball court, and obviously, he has excelled in the classroom.  It certainly makes us proud as a basketball program and college to see Mark receive this recognition.”
Johnson concluded his collegiate career with 91 games played, 419 points, 347 rebounds, 41 assists, 38 blocks and 44 steals.  He converted 52.7 percent of his field goal attempts, fourth-best among all Bulldogs completing their eligibility since 2000.
Johnson’s career-high games were 15 points against York College last January, and 11 rebounds against Ottawa University as a sophomore.
 He pulled down 10 rebounds against three opponents as a junior.  He led McPherson in scoring one time in each of his senior, junior and sophomore seasons. He topped the Bulldogs in rebounding seven times as a junior and three times as sophomore.
A business/finance major, Johnson is scheduled to graduate in May.
Recipients of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, be a junior or above in academic standings, and been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full school year.