6  Nicki Johnson
Nicki Johnson

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Salpointe HS

Last College:
Pima

Height:
5-7

Position:
P

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


HONORS

  • 2006 Tar Heel Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Two-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • Fall 2005 Tiger 3.0 Club
  • 2005 NJCAA Third Team All-American
  • 2005 All Region First Team
  • 2005 ACLAC All-Conference First Team
  • 2004 ACLAC All-Conference Second Team

  • 2007 (Senior): Matched a season high with nine strikeouts in the second game of a DH with UAB (4/28) ... Combined with Jenna Kubesch for a Memphis record 14 strikeouts in the game ...

    2006 (Junior): Appeared in 28 games with 23 starts ... Played one game in the outfield and entered the game as a pinch hitter once ... Seventh in Conference USA with a 2.07 ERA ... Tenth in the league in opposing batting average (.234) and sixth in batters struck out looking (43) ... Struck out a team season high 10 batters against Grambling State (2/28) ... Picked up her first win in a 11-0 shutout of Ole Miss (2/12) ... Allowing just two hits and struck out five of the 17 batters she faced ... Allowed three runs, one earned, on four hits, while striking out four and walking just one in a win over St. John's (2/24) ... Combined with Jenna Kubesch for a one-hitter, while giving up just one unearned run in a 1-0 loss to Buffalo (2/25) ... Gave up just one hit, while striking out 10 in game one of a doubleheader against Grambling State (2/28) ... Gave up just two hits and two unearned runs, while striking out nine in a 2-0 loss to Canisius (3/3) ... Named to the Tar Heel Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Pitched all eight innings of a 2-1 victory over Princeton (3/4) and allowed three hits with four strikeouts ... Picked up her sixth victory against Belmont (3/15) in an eight strikeout performance ... Earned a win in relief against UTEP (3/18), allowing one hit in 2.2 innings ... Struck out nine in a 10-2 win over Austin Peay (3/29) ... Shut out Southern Miss (4/8) and struck out four for her ninth victory ... Earned three victories in a row in starts against Tennessee State (4/19) and two games with East Carolina (4/22-23) ... Allowed one combined run in those three games and struck out 12 ... Hit .222 with 18 plate appearances ... Knocked in two RBI against Lipscomb (3/14) and Austin Peay (3/29).

    At Pima Community College: Played two seasons at Pima Community College...Helped her 2004 team to a NJCAA National Championship and a 70-8 record...Recorded a 28-1 record as a pitcher in 2004...Was a second team all-conference player as a freshman...Listed as an alternate on the National Junior College team...Helped squad to a 61-11 record during her sophomore season...Named a first-team selection on the all-conference team...Honored as the ACLAC Pitcher of the Week once...Also a first-team all-region honoree...Went 35-5 from the circle in 2005, leading the conference in wins and strikeouts (226)...Selected as a third-team All-American as a sophomore at PCC.

    Prep: Was a member of the volleyball and softball teams in high school ... Attended Salpointe High School as a freshman, and then transferred to Sahuaro High School ... Was an All-Southern Arizona honorable mention pick, and her 2002 Sahuaro team was a 5A state runner-up ... Played softball for Coach Billy Lopez at Sahuaro High ... Member of the honor roll ... Also played Powder Puff football in 2002 ... Was also a member of the freshman basketball team ... Attended the Bigger, Faster, Stronger Leadership Conference in 2002.

    Academic Highlights: Graduated in August 2007 with a degree in sport and leisure studies with a sport management concentration ... Made the 2006 and 2007 C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... A member of the fall 2005 Tiger 3.0 Club.

    Personal: Full name is Nicole Ashley Johnson ... Daughter of Mike and Karen Johnson ... Born July 1, 1985 in Tucson, Ariz. ... Is related to Mark Kotsay of the Oakland A's.

    STATISTICS
    
           ERA  W-L    APP  GS  CG  SHO IP    H    ER
    2006  2.07  12-9   28   23  19  5   145.1 131  43
    2007  3.12  12-14  30   27  15  0   173.0 174  77
    Total 2.64  24-23  58   50  34  5   318.1 305  120
    
           AVG  GP-GS  AB   R   H   2B  3B   HR   RBI
    2006  .222  8-5    18   2   4   1   0    0    4
    2007  .000  1-0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0
    Total .222  9-5    18   2   4   1   0    0    4	
    
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