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A+ Athlete: Carrie Johnson, Collinsville

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Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 4:21 PM CST
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This week's A+ Athlete is Carrie Johnson of Collinsville High School.

Carrie is one of the most decorated athletes in Texoma, while competing in three different sports.

In volleyball, she was named 1st team all district all four years, and made honorable mention all state as a junior.

She's a star pitcher on the softball field where she received honors for district MVP, and pitcher of the year all three seasons.

But it's on the basketball court where Carrie really separates from the pack. She was named district MVP three times, and all state twice.

On top of that, she has over 3,000 career points, and she holds the national record for most career 3 pointers. This A+ Athlete can do it all.

"To me, it is student-athlete, with student coming first, but being a student is just as important as being an athlete," said A+ Athlete Carrie Johnson. "I don't think I'd be the student I was, if I wasn't the athlete I am. And I wouldn't be the athlete I am, if I wasn't the student I am as well."

"She wants to know how good she can be, and I think that's what sets her apart in the classroom, and athletics. 'Can I be the best in what I'm doing?' She's not afraid to fail," said Collinsville girls basketball and softball coach Daniel Johnson. "She wants to be that position to have that success, so she's willing to fail, to have success."

But the accomplishments don't stop there. Carrie is ranked number four in her class with a 4.1 G.P.A. She's involved in national honor society, student council, and she's the editor for the school yearbook.

Carrie is just as automatic in the classroom as she is from 3 point range

"Academics mean a lot to me. I enjoy having good grades, straight A's, things like that," said Johnson. "I like getting a test back and seeing that I made a 100. It means a lot to me."

"She's one of those kids that applies herself everyday, works hard, and takes care of business," said Collinsville Superintendent Mark Dykes. "We're just excited to see what she accomplishes at the next level."

After she graduates, Carrie will continue her basketball career in Durant at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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