Junior shortstop Molly Johnson was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association second-team All-America selection, the organization announced Thursday.
Johnson is UK's first All-America honoree in softball.
"I cannot think of a better or more well-rounded athlete to be honored as the University of Kentucky's first softball All-American," said Coach Rachel Lawson. "Molly is not only a great athlete, but she also has a tremendous work ethic. I feel very lucky that I have had the opportunity to watch her compete as she strives to become one of the best in softball."
The junior from Tucson, Ariz., broke three single-season records at UK this season: runs scored (53), hits (81) and on-base percentage (.498).
Johnson is a .395 lifetime batter with 74 career extra-base hits, while starting all 162 games of her career.
She ranks first in school history in career batting average (.395) and slugging percentage (.648). She ranks second in doubles (45), third in home runs (22), fourth in runs scored (113), fourth in total bases (320), fifth in RBI (110), fifth in stolen bases (46), fifth in defensive assists (379), sixth in hits (195) and seventh in triples (7).
Track teams at regional
The UK track and field team will compete at the NCAA Mideast Regional Track and Field Championships this weekend in Louisville.
UK has 22 athletes vying for the chance to participate at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in two weeks at the University of Arkansas. The top-five finishers in each regional event automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship meet.
Senior Rashaud Scott, the defending NCAA champion in men's discus, leads the nation in that event this year. He also leads the region in the shot put.