Johnson named Capital One Academic All-American

Johnson named Capital One Academic All-American

SALISBURY, Md. – The Capital One Academic All-Americans, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, were announced on Wednesday afternoon and Salisbury University senior Rachel Johnson earned second-team accolades.

Johnson, who was selected earlier this month as an Academic All-District performer in District 2, earned her second All-American accolade, having been named to the second team in 2013. She has been an All-District selection for each of the past three seasons.

This year, the Preston, Maryland native led the Sea Gulls to the NCAA Division III softball championship, advancing to the final four and ending the year with a 37-8 record. Johnson was 28-6 with a save in 2015, finishing with a 1.31 ERA while striking out 281 batters in just over 200 innings. She finished the season ranked in the top 15 in six different statistical categories.

In her illustrious career, Johnson finished second in program history in career victories (99) and strikeouts (1,073).

This is the third-consecutive year that a softball player has earned an All-American honor, with current junior Paige Knussman gaining the honor in 2014.

To see the entire list of Division III Academic All-Americans, click here.

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