Aztec Crew Member Earns Academic All-America Honor

June 16, 2000

SAN DIEGO - Meredith Johnson, a member of the San Diego State women's crew program, has been named to the 2000 GTE Academic All-America Women's University spring second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Johnson completed her eligibility in the spring. She is a graduate student from Ventura's (Calif.) Buena High School, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average in kinesiology. It is the second straight year that Johnson has received academic All-America honors. Last week, she was named National Scholar-Athlete Award winner by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association for the second straight year.

"Meredith is a true star, athletically and academically," said SDSU crew coach Scott Steckel. "She has been invaluable in the success and growth of our team and our program. She has been the backbone of our team for some time."

Johnson captained the women's crew team this season and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

She completed her career by being named SDSU's Wolcott Award winner, presented to the most valuable Aztec. She is also a three-time recipient of the Jim Malik Award, presented to the student-athlete at SDSU with the highest grade-point average.

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