DOBSON — Surry Community College sophomore Kaylee Johnson wrapped up her two-year career with the Lady Knights by earning All-Academic honors in softball as announced by Region X of the NJCAA last week.
Johnson, who played her high school ball at South Iredell High School, posted a 3.617 cumulative grade point average while participating in softball for two years at Surry. On the field, she batted .271 for her career at Surry and helped the team to the 2015 Region X championship and an appearance at the NJCAA World Series in Clinton, Mississippi.
“This is an outstanding honor for not only Kaylee, but our entire softball program,” said Surry head coach Blaine Bullington. “Kaylee is most deserving of this award, and we are extremely proud of her accomplishments.”
Playing mostly at shortstop during her time at SCC, perhaps her best performance came on March 10 of this year at Ferrum College, a four-year institution. Johnson, hitting at the bottom of the order, went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in five runs in the Lady Knights’ 13-9 victory, and had a similarly outstanding game against Ferrum as a freshmen, in which she was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in a 12-10 victory on March 24, 2015. She hit the only home run of her junior college career as a sophomore, on Feb. 13 in a game against USC-Sumter.