University of Kentucky shortstop Molly Johnson has been named to the USA Softball women's team that will compete in the Japan Cup, July 31-Aug. 2, at Sendai, Japan.
Johnson, who as a junior this year became UK's first softball All-American, tried out for the national team last week at Chula Vista, Calif. Although not named to the national team, she was added to the roster for the Japan Cup.
This season, Johnson set school records for runs (53), hits (81) and on-base percentage (.498) to help UK to its first Southeastern Conference Tournament appearance since 2001. The Wildcats notched their first post-season victory, as well as their first NCAA Tournament bid.
With a season to go, Johnson already blankets UK's career top-10 lists: first in batting (.395) and slugging (.648); second in doubles (45), homers (22) and runs (113); fourth in total bases (320); fifth in RBI (110), stolen bases (46) and defensive assists (379); and sixth in triples (7) and hits (195).