Johnson sets career-high with five RBI on two home runs
2012 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Logged time in 39 games, most among the freshmen, and started 15 contests...Picked up 10 starts in right field and five in center...Accumulated a .207 average at the plate with six hits to go along with three RBI...First collegiate appearance against LSU (2/10) and first start against Notre Dame (2/25)...Excelled in twinbill against Ohio State (5/11), scoring two runs, notching an RBI and stealing a pair of bases while finishing 3-for-6, including a season-high two hits in the second game...Crossed the plate nine times while tying for second on the team with five stolen bases.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Garnered Sunset League first-team and Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010 coached by Rob Weil...Four-time academic scholar-athlete at Los Alamitos...Named Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team honorable mention...Earned four letters in softball...Played for the Southern California Athletics 18U Gold team coached by Bruce Richardson...Team won the 2010 and 2011 Premier ESPN Rise National Championship while placing fourth in the 2009 ASA National Championship...As a member of the 14U American Athletics won the 2007 ASA National Championship...An excellent student earning the Academic Award of Excellence with three years of 4.0 GPA...Won the Discus Award for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and community service.
Alicia June Walker was born July 28, 1993, in Los Alamitos, Calif., to Tim and Julie Walker...Has one brother, Ryan...Intends to major in business administration with an emphasis in marketing...Looks forward to a career in sports marketing research and management...Enjoys community service working with children in the areas of reading, math and athletic speed and agility training.
QUOTING WALKER ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it puts a high importance on student-athlete balance and excellence. At Penn State I have the opportunity to be successful on the softball field and in the classroom and serve the community in a positive way."
QUOTING PETRINI ON WALKER
"Alicia comes to us from the Premier National Championship summer travel team. Alicia is the definition of a Penn State student-athlete. She is incredibly bright and is a fighter on the field. She is a scrappy player that just always seems to make things happen. We will look to her speed and aggressiveness on the base paths to set the table for the middle of our lineup. In the classroom, she will continue to raise the bar for the Penn State standard."