Jana Johns

Jana Johns

Jana Johns has been named a second-team Preseason All-American, D1Softball announced Monday. The announcement comes two weeks after the South Carolina junior third baseman was named a Preseason All-SEC honoree.

“She is just a vacuum at third base,” Gamecock head coach Beverly Smith said. “She’s got a strong arm. I think we’ve turned more double plays since Jana has been in the infield.

“I think, for her, [improvement] is going to be the offensive side of the ball. She offers a lot of power. She’s really a true athlete and can do anything. I think this can be a breakout season for her in terms of national recognition.”

Last season Johns hit .348 with 50 runs scored, 44 RBI and 26 extra-base hits, including 15 home runs (tied for program best in a season). She earned SEC Player of the Week once and ended the season as an All-SEC second-team honoree.

Johns missed most of fall practices with a right elbow injury but told Spurs & Feathers she’s 100 percent healthy heading into the spring.


CMorganne Flores, RSr.  Washington.348/.452/.781178612361320
1BBailey Hemphill, Sr.Alabama.375/.524/.828192902684591
2BReyna Carranco, Sr.Arizona.416/.457/.584178131540150
SSSis Bates, Sr.Washington.387/.463/.4721991130302710
3BSydney Sherrill, Jr. Florida State.405/.489/.7621851801660348
OFAlyssa Palamino-Cardoza, RSr.Arizona.386/.477/.7871971821967330
OFJocelyn Alo, Jr.Oklahoma.379/.484/.7301741301656301
OFKindra Hackbarth, Jr.Arizona State.412/.500/.84117018217572915
UTL/PMiranda Elish, Sr.Texas.315/.388/.540124100627122
UTLShelbi Sunseri, Jr. LSU.340/.468/.7481591401760370
UTLAaliyah Jordan, RJr.UCLA.383/.467/.7111802001361281
UTLGrace Green, So.Oklahoma.359/.442/.7121707117542610
SPGabbie Plain, Jr.Washington24-21.24186.0246434
SPAmber Fiser, Sr.Minnesota31-91.27259.2346743
SPMontana Fouts, So.Alabama21-61.39181.2193575


CMia Davidson, Jr.Mississippi State.373/.476/.882169802664232
1BKayla Konwent, Sr.Wisconsin.459/.582/.8591702111553422
2BJanae Jefferson, Jr.Texas.408/.438/.439196600231110
SSJessie Harper, Sr.Arizona.333/.392/.814204912970201
3BJana Johns, Jr.South Carolina.348/.388/.417161921544304
OFAliyah Andrews, Sr.LSU.358/.407/.36320410091647
OFKelli Godin, So.UCLA.418/.469/.455134310131223
OFHannah McEwen, Jr.Arkansas.386/.452/.492189121226180
UTL/PSierra Lange, Jr.George Washington.411/.451/.5802071762391317
UTLKendyl Lindaman, Sr.Florida.330/.463/.614197911554420
UTLChelsea Seggern, Sr.Tennessee.366/.471/.614153162646272
UTLFa Leilua, So.Mississippi State.345/.412/.757177702252181
SPGiselle "G" Juarez, RSr.Oklahoma28-41.39186.1269380
SPDanielle Williams, So.Northwestern31-81.55230.0317462
SPMegan Faraimo, So.UCLA16-41.41114.028643