Johnson away from team after father suffers stroke


Junior guard Seanna Johnson helped the Cyclones win 77-48 after scoring 10 points at the Texas Tech game on Feb. 17.

Luke Manderfeld

ISU guard Seanna Johnson is away from the team and in Minnesota after her father suffered a stroke over the weekend, an ISU spokesperson said Monday.

Johnson’s status for Wednesday’s game against Kansas State is still up in the air, the spokesperson said.  

Johnson played in the loss to No. 4 Baylor on Saturday, putting up 12 points and grabbing five rebounds. She started to tweet about her father late Sunday night. 

Tweets started to flow from Johnson’s teammates, who sent their love and support. Senior Kidd Blaskowsky was one of them. 

“We’ve sent her text messages just saying that we’re here for her and that we love her and support her,” Blaskowsky said Monday. 

Johnson has put up an All-Big 12-type season so far, putting up 16.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. She ranks second in the conference in scoring and third in rebounding. 

Iowa State will play Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.