Stephanie Johnson only played basketball for two seasons at Rockford College but made a tremendous impact on the program during her short stint. By the time she graduated, the team had posted an overall record of 39-11 including an impressive 24-2 mark during its playoff season in 1987-88. The Regents found themselves in the national spotlight during that year as the ladies opened the season with 22 straight wins.
Rockford's success would continue into the postseason as the Regents hosted their first ever NCAA Tournament game defeating St. Thomas 69-65 to advance into the second round. The Regents' then hosted William Penn College but found themselves in foul trouble and ultimately fell 67-64 to end their postseason run. It would be another 14 years before Rockford found itself back in the NCAA Tournament.
Johnson averaged 14.8 points and 9 rebounds per game during her time at Rockford. She finished her career with an impressive 710 points and 433 rebounds in just two seasons. Johnson also helped propel the Regents to a No. 11 national ranking on February 3, 1987 en route to postseason play. Rockford would climb to as high as No. 10 nationally during its stellar season.