Johnson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team

Johnson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team

LYNCHBURG, Va. ( -- Liberty redshirt junior outside hitter Amelia Johnson has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Volleyball Team®, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Johnson was voted to the third team.

A native of Roseau, Minn., Johnson is the third player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors and first since Becca Haraf in 2013. Haraf earned CoSIDA Academic All-America® second-team honors in 2013.

A total of 21 student-athletes were honored on the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Volleyball Team. Johnson was one out of 11 players honored today who hold a 4.0 GPA.

Johnson held a 4.0 as an interdisciplinary studies major, as she completed her undergraduate studies this spring. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in public health at Liberty. She transferred to Liberty from North Dakota prior to the 2018-19 academic year.

This season has been a breakout year for Johnson, who was voted the ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year in addition to being named to the 2019 ASUN All-Conference first team.

Johnson leads the ASUN and is tied for 47th nationally with 454 kills. She has posted 26 double-digit kill matches, the most by a Lady Flame in a single season since Karyl Bacon's 32 10-kill matches in 2010. Additionally, she has scored 29 kills twice this season, which ties the program's single-match record under the current 25-point rally-scoring system.

Johnson was named ASUN Player of the Week on Sept. 30. The redshirt junior has posted 11 double-doubles this season, tying for the team high. Her 454 kills this season are already tied for the fourth most in a single season in the program's 25-point rally-scoring era (since 2008).

She is the only ASUN player to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Volleyball Team® today.

Johnson and the Lady Flames (21-11) posted their first two postseason victories over the weekend, and will play at Georgia Tech (23-8) in the quarterfinals of the 2019 NIVC tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.