Johnson earns third-team Academic All-America award

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Greenwood, Ind. -- University of Lynchburg track & field and cross country's Kaitlyn Johnson (Spotsylvania, Va.) earned third-team Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, CoSIDA announced Tuesday afternoon with its full Division III teams.

Johnson, a sophomore, is the fourth Academic All-America honoree for Lynchburg's women's track & field and cross country program, following Ashley Meyer in 2010 and Natalie Deacon in 2017 and 2018.

RELATED: 2019 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Teams

Johnson, a criminology major and member of the Westover Honors College with a 4.0 GPA, became Lynchburg's first-ever All-American in women's cross country, finishing 36th in a school-record time of 21:54.4. She also set Lynchburg's indoor records in the 3,000-meter (10:17.57) and 5,000-meter (17:55.74) runs and the outdoor 5,000m record (17:33.96), all of which won USTFCCCA all-region recognitions.

The Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom. Student-athletes who are sophomores and above with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher are eligible for the program, which is voted upon by sports information professionals nationwide.

Johnson is the 21st Lynchburg student-athlete to be named Academic All-American.

RELATED: Lynchburg's All-Time Academic All-Americans

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