Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Mar. 28:
Softball: Molly Johnson
Senior Molly Johnson has erupted in the last few weeks and has charted a hit in 22 of UK's last 25 games. She is currently on an eight game hitting streak and batted .500 for the week against two of the league's top opponents. Johnson blasted two home runs this week to overcome Brooke Marnitz on UK's all-time career home run list with 32 career round trippers. Her home run against Tennessee looked to be the game winner in a 10-inning affair, before the Lady Vols came back to score two runs in the bottom of the inning. In UK's win over Georgia, their third over a top-10 opponent this season, Johnson drilled a two-run home run to tie the score against the Bulldogs in which UK would come back to win in the seventh frame. Johnson also recorded 12 assists this week from her shortstop position to claim the third slot in UK's record books in that category. With the two home runs this week, Johnson now holds the top spot in UK history in batting average, home runs, doubles, slugging percentage and she is hot on the heels of the No. 1 spot in RBI, runs scored and total bases.