Johnson Tabbed to Academic All-District First Team

Kel Johnson leads Tech with eight home runs
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.

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 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS
 YEAR  PLAYER, POSITION  TEAM
 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