Pitt’s women’s basketball standout Lorri Johnson has died

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball standout and New Castle native Lorri Johnson has died.

Johnson was Pitt’s all-time leading scorer, scoring 2312 points in her career with the Panthers from 1987 to 1992.

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In 2019, Johnson became Pitt’s first female athlete to have her jersey retired, and only the fifth basketball player to have her jersey hanging in the rafters at the Peterson Events Center.

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