Athlete of the Year: Lynnsey Johnson

Athlete of the Year: Lynnsey Johnson

By Emily Bonham Posted June 2, 2010

Lynnsey Johnson was born in Reno, Nevada on May 12, 1992. She is the oldest of three sisters.

Johnson played softball and basketball all four years of high school. She also played soccer her sophomore year and ran cross country her senior year. She won state titles in cross country and basketball. Johnson just tried a little bit of everything until she found her favorite sports.

Johnson said, “softball is my favorite sport because I got on varsity my freshman year and just continued playing it.”

She said her mom has inspired her to continue softball because her mom also received scholarships for softball. She has been on varsity softball for all four years of high school.

“My dad pushed me to be better as my coach when I was little,” she said.

Lynnsey plans to further her education at Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA. She plans to major in elementary education. While at Lassen she will be playing basketball and softball. After Lassen, she intends to transfer to a university.

As she shares he middle name with the former stadium of the New York Mets (Shea), she is a fan. She is also a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Her family has been supportive of her athletic endeavors. They typically spend more time at fields and gyms than at home.

“My family is outgoing, were always doing something with sports or just as a family,” Johnson said.

“Sports made me keep my grades up, I’m not a student-athlete I’m an athlete-student,” she said.

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