Johnson Collects Freshman All-America Honors
June 10, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indianapolis native Micah Johnson has been named a 2010 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced. Johnson is the third Hoosier in as many years to collect Freshman All-America recognition.
The Park Tudor grad joins teammates Alex Dickerson (2009) and Jerrud Sabourin (2008) in earning Freshman All-America laurels the last three years. Brian Trant (1984) and Dan Haegele (1998) are the only other players in IU history to have brought home the honor.
Johnson finished a stellar debut campaign with a .312 average and 11 home runs, the ninth-most for a freshman nationally. He also had 15 doubles, three triples, 53 runs and 42 RBI in starting every game for the Hoosiers. The infielder went 6-for-9 on the basepaths and led the conference with 247 at-bats on the season as well.
Making his accomplishment more remarkable is the fact that it had been nearly two years since the freshman had played competitively. He missed his entire senior season at Park Tudor due to an injury after finishing among the state's leaders with a .561 average in his junior year.
Johnson is the second Hoosier this offseason to pick up All-America distinction, as Dickerson was named a First Team Louisville Slugger All-American by CBN earlier this month.
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