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Johnson enjoys big freshman season

Jim Walker



PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Haley Johnson doesn’t have a problem with making a switch.

The former Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ all-district player made the switch from high school to college with little trouble.

Not only did she make the switch from Coal Grove to the University of Pikeville, she also made the switch from hitter to defensive specialist as left back for the Bears’ varsity.

There could be another switch in the future. A starter as a freshman, Johnson is being asked to switch to libero for her sophomore year.

Johnson — who is majoring in Communications with a minor in Political Science — had an even more impressive year academically. She posted a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the Dean’s List.

Johnson was also inducted into the Lambda Signa Honors’ Society and was the only freshmen among just three students chosen to give a speech at the annual James F. Record Heritage Society Dinner that celebrates donors to the school.

The dinner is held in Lexington and was attend by former Governor Paul Patton.