OSU's Johnson Earns All-America Honors


Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 3:38 pm
By: News 9


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TUCSON, Arizona -- Oklahoma State junior Zach Johnson has been named a 2011 Louisville Slugger All-American.

The first baseman from San Ramon, Calif. was named to the third team and he becomes OSU's first All-American since Andrew Oliver in 2008.

Johnson leads the Big 12 in home runs with 13 as well as in RBI with 62, total bases with 140 and in slugging percentage at .642. His .358 batting average, 72 hits, 51 runs and 21 doubles also rank him in the top five in the conference.

He started 57 games for the Cowboys at first base and also opened the season with a 16-game hitting streak, the longest by an OSU player this season.

Johnson came to Stillwater after two seasons at Ohlone Junior College.

On April 29, he became the first Cowboy since 2003 to hit for the cycle when he achieved the feat against Kansas State.

The junior was honored earlier in the year by the conference being named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year as well as being named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.

Johnson and the Cowboys open NCAA Regional play Friday at 2 p.m. against Troy.