Jennifer Johnston Brag Board
“Jen Johnston was one of the most fearless, fiery competitors to ever suit up…and she had the drive and talent to go along with it. Like her Beaverton hall of fame older brother, Jeff. Jen was a natural floor general and ran the floor with authority and precision. She just absolutely loved to compete. I can remember many times in high school Jen would challenge me to shooting competitions at lunch or even a game of one on one. Now keep in mind, I’m a 6’ 3” senior, Jen is a 5’ 7” sophomore. It didn’t matter to Jen…she was aways in full game time competition mode.
Jen Johnston performing on the basketball court was so much fun to watch. She was always absolutely locked in. She knew defenses, offenses, what plays to call, who should guard who, other teams weaknesses, time on the clock, time of possession, who needed the ball and when, everything. But that wasn’t even her true gift. Where Jen really shined was scoring the basketball. Beautiful outside shot or take you to the rack and scoring…and especially at crunch time when the team really needed a bucket. Thats where the greats become greats…when the heat is on. Thats Jen Johnston”
– Brandon Calhoon
“From watching Jen as the youngest child in her mom’s arms to setting records on the court and growing into a professional and great mom, has been a true pleasure. Such a hardworking, dedicated athlete and now giving back to our young people by using that same work ethic and determination as the athletic director and administrator. Jen is a quality person, deserving of the accolades of the HOF. What a great career! What a great lady! Very proud of you Jen and glad you’re where you belong after a great basketball career.”
– Scott Govitz
“First of all congratulations to Jennifer Johnston in being inducted AGAIN to the HOF. It is a much deserved honor. She grew up a gym rat and followed in some pretty big footprints of her siblings. She soon learned to pave her own way and shine! Stellar shooter, ball handler, and ambassador of the game. I’m honored to have been a teammate.“
– Tina Schelich
“I had the privilege of playing basketball with Jenn Johnston through junior high, high school, and also two years of AAU basketball. Jenn, was by far, the most dedicated teammate and athlete I’ve ever played with. She showed up to practice early, stayed late, and dedicated her heart and soul to the game. She knew the game inside and out. She could shoot the lights out of the ball, and it was all due to her incessant dedication. Jenn’s relentless drive, determination, and dedication made me a better ball player. I am proud to have called her my teammate!
Congratulations on a much deserved induction to the Hall of Fame, Jenn!”
– Andrea (Ashcroft) Adams, Beaverton Class of 1994
“It has been my privilege to grow up around the Beaverton Basketball program and the Johnston family. Jen and I are the same age so I had a front row seat to watch her become the most decorated girls basketball player in our school’s history.
I have never seen anyone work harder at making themselves a great player. She would religously be in the gym at least an hour before school started working on her game. She studied the game, she made herself stronger and often practiced with our boys team in order to push herself as far as she could. This work ethic helped her accomplish great personal statistics but typical of her Johnston name, the only statistic she was concerned with was winning. She led our team to pioneering championships in our schools history and continued that winning into her collegiate career at Northern Michigan University.
Now, over 20 years later, our school is so lucky to have Jen back and leading our student/athletes in her role as high school assistant principal/ athletic director.
On a personal level, I am just happy to have one of my best friends back home where she belongs. Jen and I go back nearly 40 years and I am so proud of all she has accomplished. Congratulations Jen, and welcome to the Hall of Fame!”
– Shad Woodruff
“Being a shift worker while Jennifer played ball, made it hard to go to many games. But when we got the chance, she made it hard to stay seated when she performed with so much grace and precision. At a young age, Shad kept telling us that there was a girl that could really play basketball. Jen is a true example that hard work and dedication to something you love will pay off. I am very proud and appreciate all the hard work since graduation that has brought her home. Jen was a shining star on the court and will be a big addition on the hall of fame. Welcome aboard.”
– Bob Woodruff
“I was lucky enough to be on the coaching staff at NMU during Jenn’s freshman and sophomore years. My first impression of Jenn was how competitive she was and how hard she worked at everything we did. I don’t think it was a coincidence that her four years at NMU were one of the best four year stretches in school history. Now, it’s great to see her giving back to the community she grew up in and helping mold the future student-athletes that she works with every day!
Congrats Jenn on this well deserved induction to the Beaverton Hall of Fame!”
– Jason Keefer