Erika  Johnson

Erika Johnson


Victoria, British Columbia

High School:
Oak Bay Secondary


2012-13 - Senior
  • Named to the 2012-13 C-USA Honor Roll, a honor awarded to student-athlete's maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Landed on the 2013 C-USA All-Academic Team and the All-Conference USA Team
  • Recognized by the University of Tennessee for her academic achievements, awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Scholarship along with 20 other student-athletes
  • At Conference USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, placed third in the V8+ with a time of 6:37.88.
  • In the regular season finale, part of the V8+ which placed fourth against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn with a time of 6:45.0
  • In the first varsity eight at the Clemson Invitational, finished in sixth place with a time of 6:46.4 and fourth place with time of 6:32.6. Placed in third with time of 6:32.6 in the Sunday session.
  • At The Ohio State Invitational, placed second in both varsity eight races with times of 7:23.7 and 7:33.85, respectively.
  • Placed second against Louisville in the V8+ with a time of 6 minutes and 37.9 seconds
  • Rowed in the V8+ against Minnesota with a time of 6 minutes and 36.6 seconds on the 2000-meter course
  • Placed 30th at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boson in the Championship 8 with a time of 18 minutes and 11.03 seconds
  • Finished second in the Collegiate 8+ with a time of 16 minutes and 32.15 seconds at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Also placed first in the Collegiate 4+, completing the course in 18 minutes and 46.75 seconds
2011-12 - Junior
  • Named to the 2012 C-USA All-Academic Team for her 3.74 GPA in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology
  • Placed on the 2012 C-USA All-Conference Team
  • Lifted Tennessee to the 2012 C-USA Championship by helping her V8+ shell to the first varsity eight title
  • Rowed with the V8+ all spring
  • Helped the V8+ finish the regular season strong at No. 7 Princeton
  • Rowed stroke seat in the V8+ at Michigan
  • Led the Lady Vols in stroke seat of the V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic, finishing fourth in the petite finals
  • Rowed with the V8+ at Central Florida, bringing home a gold medal
  • Part of the V8+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, winning one gold and two silver medals
  • Won gold in Collegiate 8 and silver in C4 at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Finished 11th in Collegiate 8 at Head of the Charles Regatta
2010-11 - Sophomore
  • Finished second in Open 4+ vs. Minnesota
  • Stroked V4+ to win vs. Louisville
  • At Lake Natoma Invitational, stroked V4+ to second twice, and 2V8+ to second
  • Finished fourth in V8+ vs. Princeton
  • Finished second in 2V8+ at C-USA regatta
  • Missed entire fall due to injury
  • SEC Honor Roll and C-USA Academic Medal winner

2009-10 - Freshman
  • SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
  • Spent all year on varsity squad
  • Helped her shell beat Minnesota and rival Alabama
  • Won gold in petite final of Lake Natoma Inv
  • Member of V8 shell that won C-USA crown
  • Rowed with top boat at 2010 NCAA Championships
  • Won gold with C8+ shell, silver in C4+ at Chattanooga Head Race
  • Finished 12th with C8+ at Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Won silver at Head of the Hooch and bronze at Rivanna Romp
High School
  • Graduated from Oak Bay Secondary
  • Won British Columbia Championships in track and field from 2006-09 and cross country in 2009
  • Member of two-time swimming and synchronized swimming Island Championship squads
  • Named Oak Bay Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 and Most Outstanding Relay Runner in 2008 and 2009
  • Holds two school track records and is amongst British Columbia's top-10 all-time runners in the 200m

  • Majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school
  • Chose UT over Stanford, Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara
  • Has a brother, Jason
  • Erika Marie Johnson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on July 6, 1991
  • Her parents are Kim and Melanie Johnson


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