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Softball's Johnson Named Third Team Easton-Bell Sports All-American

       

Softball's Johnson Named Third Team Easton-Bell Sports All-American

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina senior softball player Meagen Johnson (Georgetown, S.C./Georgetown (Furman)) has been selected to the 2006 Easton-Bell Sports Third Team All-American, Easton announced today (June 8). Johnson was one of 57 players from 29 teams nationally to be named to Easton's All-American teams this season. The awards are given to those players and schools sponsored by Easton-Bell Sports and All-American consideration is based on individual performances throughout the year.

Earlier this season, Johnson was named the Big South's Player of the Year and a First Team All-Big South selection as a designated player. She also was the Big South's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a member of the conference's All-Academic Team. Johnson was also a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Southeastern Region First Team as a utility player and was a First Team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine. This season, Johnson led Coastal in batting average (.390), hits (55), home runs (20), slugging percentage (.894), on-base percentage (.511), runs batted-in (56), total bases (126) and walks (35). She led the Big South in walks and slugging percentage while placing second in home runs, runs batted-in and third in batting average. Johnson’s 20 home runs this season set the all-time Coastal single season mark and her RBI total was 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 1.76 earned-run average. In 95.1 innings pitched this year, she amassed 101 strikeouts while only allowing 77 hits.

She helped lead Coastal to its first berth in the NCAA Softball Tournament since 2001 and its first regular season title since 2003 this season.