Johnson named freshman All-American

Indiana third baseman Micah Johnson wasn’t named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team, but he was named a freshman All-American. From Indiana sports information.


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 Louisville Slugger All-American by CBN
earlier this month.