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May 24, 2013

Albritton, Johnson earn All-America honors

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State softball players Courtney Albritton and Morgan Johnson gathered multiple All-America honors late Wednesday night.

Albritton and Johnson each garnered First Team All-America honors by Daktronics, according to the release on Wednesday.

Albritton was then named a Second Team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association, while Johnson was named to the Third Team.

The NFCA hoors mark the second consecutive year the two Blazer stars have garnered All-America honors. Last year, when the Blazers won the Division II national championship, Albritton was named to the Second Team and Johnson was named to the Third Team.

The honors for Albritton capped off an award-winning season for the sophomore. The Sycamore native was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year this season, her second consecutive honor, and was named the 2013 Daktronics South Region Player of the Year.

Last weekend against Alabama-Huntsville, Albritton hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs across the final two game. She followed up her performance Thursday by driving in two runs, including when she connected on her 20th home run of the season in the third inning against Molloy College.

Johnson received Third Team honors following a year that saw her lead the Blazers to their third national championship tournament in four seasons. A South Region First Team honoree, Johnson was hitting .378 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs on the season, entering Thursday.

She also had three career home runs in nine national tournament games entering Thursday’s game against Molloy.

VSU faces Armstrong Atlantic Saturday at noon in the loser’s bracket.

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