Johnson Accepts Invite to National Team Selection Camp

Dec. 4, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior Molly Johnson has accepted an invitation to attend the 2010 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., Jan. 4-8. The 17-member team plus alternates selected from this camp will represent USA Softball during the 2010 season.

Johnson earned an invitation to last year's camp and earned a spot on the 2009 Japan Cup team. She earned one starting nod during the 2009 Japan Cup and competed in four games in helping the United State capture the Cup.

In five at-bats during the Japan Cup run, Johnson went three-for-five at the dish and plated a squad-best six runs.

The senior for the Blue and White has already been tabbed a team captain for the 2010 season. One of the most prolific players in school history, Johnson is a .395 lifetime batter with 74 career extra base hits while starting all 162 games of her career. Twice in her career she has had hitting streaks of 10 games.

Her storied career also includes a number of spots on UK's all-time charts. She ranks first in career-batting average (.395) and slugging percentage (.648). Additionally she ranks second in doubles (45), third in home runs (22), fourth in runs scored (113), fourth in total bases (320), fifth in RBI (110), fifth in stolen bases (46), fifth in defensive assists (379), sixth in hits (195) and seventh in triples (7).

The 2010 Women's National Team Selection Camp attendees include:
Monica Abbott - Salinas, Calif.
Valerie Arioto - Pleasanton, Calif.
Brandice Balschmiter - Newark, N.Y.
Chelsea Bramlett - Cordova, Tenn.
Courtney Bures - Haymarket, Va.
Katie Burkhart - San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Eileen Canney - Paradise, Calif.
Ashley Charters - Beaverton, Ore.
Kaitlin Cochran - Yorba Linda, Calif.
Andrea Duran - Selma, Calif.
Jennie Finch - La Mirada, Calif.
Vicky Galindo - Union City, Calif.
Alissa Haber - Newark, Calif.
Ashley Hansen - Chandler, Az.
Ashley Holcombe - Fayetteville, Ga.
Molly Johnson - Lexington, Ky.
Megan Langenfeld - Bakersfield, Calif.
Lauren Lappin - Anaheim, Calif.
Brittany Lastrapes - Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Jenae Leles - Fair Oaks, Calif.
Caitlin Lowe - Tustin, Calif.
Jessica Mendoza - Camarillo, Calif.
Stacey Nelson - Los Alamitos, Calif.
Cat Osterman - Houston, Texas
Amber Patton - Forsyth, Ill.
Brittany Rogers - Dacula, Ga.
Melissa Roth - Long Beach, Calif.
Taylor Schlopy - West Hills, Calif.
Angela Tincher - Eagle Rock, Mo.
Natasha Watley - Irvine, Calif.
Tammy Williams - Roscoe, Mo.

About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 77 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of the only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.

Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for the most up-to-date information about the UK softball team.