Johnson, who has a 3.86 grade-point average in history, was named the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a member All-Academic team, May 11. As a member of the First Team, Johnson will go on to the national ballot with the possibility of still being an Academic All-American. She also was the Player of the Year and a First Team All-Big South selection as a designated player. This season, Johnson leads Coastal in batting average (.400), hits (52), home runs (20), slugging percentage (.938), on-base percentage (.506), runs batted-in (56), total bases (122) and walks (30). She leads the Big South in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage while placing second in walks and third in batting average. Johnsons 20 home runs this season set the all-time Coastal single season mark and her RBI total is the third best in a single season at CCU. She was named the Big South Player of the Week three times while also winning Big South Pitcher honors once. She became the first player in league history to ever be named both the Player and Pitcher of the Week in the same week, March 27. From the circle Johnson had a record of 9-3 with a 1.65 earned-run average. In 89.1 innings pitched this year, Johnson amassed 98 strikeouts while only allowing 70 hits.
Doyle, who has a 3.79 grade-point average in mathematics, earned All-Big South First Team honors as pitcher, May 11. The redshirt junior is 17-7 this season with a 1.29 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances. The 17 wins are tied for the conference lead while her ERA is the second best in the league this season. Doyles three saves are tied for 23rd nationally. She was also a two-time recipient of Big South Pitcher of the Week honors this season. She threw the second no-hitter of her career against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this season on March 17. In Big South games, Doyle is 6-1 with a 0.48 ERA and has only allowed three earned runs in 44 innings from the circle.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American program. The academic team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or an important reserve with a minimum grade point average of 3.20. Team members are selected by a vote of members of College Sports Information Directors of America within the district.
Coastal, the first seed, faces fourth-seeded Birmingham-Southern Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the 2006 Aeropostale Big South Softball Tournament.