FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas head volleyball coach Robert Pulliza announced the addition of middle blocker Allison Johnson for the 2009 roster today. Pulliza, in the midst of his first singing class at Arkansas, welcomes Johnson from the University of Missouri where she redshirted last year. “We’re thrilled that Allison has decided to join us,” he said. “She gives us the size and depth we’ve been looking for in the middle. As we continue to build our program, Allison will play a big role for us moving forward.” A native of Sycamore, Ill., Johnson played her high school ball for Sycamore High, earning three all-conference honors. Johnson was an all-state special mention selection by the Champaign News Gazette as a junior and senior and was named one of the top 100 Senior Aces by prepvolleyball.com. Johnson played her club ball with Club Fusion in Marengo, Ill., helping her team to a No. 5 national ranking in the U17 division and a No. 13 ranking in the U18 division. Johnson is the oldest daughter of Mark and Christine Johnson of Sycamore, Ill., and has a younger sibling, Eli. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was an Illinois State Scholar in high school. She plans to major in industrial engineering at Arkansas. Johnson brings Pulliza’s first recruiting class to four as she joins Amanda Anderson, Kendall Cleveland and Jasmine Norton who all signed National Letters of Intent in the fall. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.