We’re just going to say it, even though we’ve said it before—Alysia Johnson has got to be the Cal athlete of the year.

No one person has dominated her sport (actually event) like Johnson has this year. Sure Marshawn Lynch will make the big bucks playing for the Buffalo Bills and sure John Mann is the country’s top water polo player, but Johnson just defeated a bunch of pros—and no other athlete on this campus can say they’ve done that this year.

After winning the NCAA indoor and outdoor championship in the 800, Johnson went to the U.S. Track and Field Championships and took home a national title as well. So, the All-American can be called a three-time national champion.

And remember Johnson out-ran a bunch of professional athletes. We can’t stress that enough.

So now it’s off to Osaka, Japan in August for Johnson—as a member of the U.S. National Team. If she keeps this up, we think that Johnson will be wearing the red, white and blue once again next summer—but this time in the Olympics.

Image Source: David Belford, Daily Cal
Johnson Keeps Rolling With Another Championship [Daily Cal]