May 5, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech sophomore outfielder Kel Johnson was named to the Academic All-District 4 First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of Academic (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Johnson was one of 11 players named to the District 4 and was one of only two sophomores. He is the first Georgia Tech player to garner Academic All-District honors since Brandon Thomas in 2013.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Johnson is batting .331 with a team-leading eight home runs and team-best 41 RBI in 43 games. His 14 doubles rank second on the team, while his 57 hits are third-best.
A biology / pre-med major from Palmetto, Ga., Johnson was a 2015 All-ACC Academic Team selection as a freshman. He was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and was tabbed a Freshman All-American by both Louisville Slugger and D1Baseball.com.
No. 20 Georgia Tech returns to action Saturday – Monday when the Yellow Jackets host No. 3 Miami at Russ Chandler Stadium.
|COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS|
|1979||Tommy Thompson, IF||1st|
|1993||Nomar Garciaparra, SS||1st|
|1994||Nomar Garciaparra, SS||1st|
|1996||Adam Easterling, OF||1st|
|1997||L.J. Yanosky, P||1st|
|1998||L.J. Yanosky, P||1st|
|2000||Mark Teixeira, 3B||1st|
|2002||Matthew Boggs, 2B||1st|
|2004||Steven Blackwood, OF||1st|
|2005||Steven Blackwood, OF||1st|
|2006||Steven Blackwood, OF||1st|
|2007||Jared Hyatt, P||1st|
|2008||Charlie Blackmon, OF||1st|
|Brad Feltes, 3B||3rd|
|Jason Haniger, C||3rd|
|2009||Derek Dietrich, SS||1st|
|2010||Derek Dietrich, SS||1st|
|Tony Plagman, 1B||1st|
|2011||Jacob Esch, SS||1st|
|2012||Brandon Thomas, OF||1st|
|Sam Dove, 3B||1st|
|2013||Brandon Thomas, OF||1st|
|2016||Kel Johnson, OF||1st|