June 21, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB distance runner Rhiannon Johns has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The award announced Thursday marks the second consecutive year that Johns has been named to the Academic All-America Second Team.
The native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario had been tabbed to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Team last month, the third straight year that Johns earned a spot on the all-district team.
Johns boasts a 4.0 GPA in mathematics and was a 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection.
The distance runner is a three-time C-USA Academic Medal recipient and C-USA Honor Roll selection. During the 2011 cross country season, she placed 9th of 92 at the C-USA Championships and finished 27th of 191 at NCAA South Regional.
Johns also was a 2011 honorable mention All-American on the track as she advanced to the finals of the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Des Moines, Iowa. She was the Conference USA 10,000-meter champion in both 2010 and 2011.