AT TENNESSEE: FALL 2010: Posted two top-six finishes at the Chattanooga Head Race, including a fifth-place showing in the Collegiate 2-...A member of the C8+ shell that took sixth place at the CHR...Also rowed with the eight shell that came in 16th at the Head of the Hooch Regatta.
2009-10: Competed exclusively with the 2V8+ shell during the spring season...Helped push the Lady Vols to victories over Minnesota, Alabama and Dartmouth to open the season...A member of the 2V8+ boat that finished second in the petite final at the 2010 Lake Natoma Invitational...Earned a Conference USA Championship with the 2V8+ boat at the 2010 Aramark Sprints...Aided her boat in winning the C Final at the 2010 NCAA Championships...In the fall, won gold medals in both the C8+ and C4+ divisons at the Chattanooga Head Race...Part of the Champ 8+ shell that finished 13th at the Head of the Hooch...Member of the seventh-place C8+ crew at the Rivanna Romp...Also helped the championship four boat finish sixth at the Romp.
2008-09: Spent the entire spring season with the varsity 8 crew...Part of the shell that beat Alabama by 12 seconds and notched three runner-up finishes in UT's final dual-races...Helped propel her boat to the win in the C Finals at the season-ending South/Central Aramark Sprints...Won silver in the champ 8+ and bronze in both the champ 4+ and the pair at the Chattanooga Head Race...Took second again in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee...Also finished fourth in the pair, combining with Mary Beth Dreusike...Capped the fall with a fifth-place showing in the C4+ at the Rivanna Romp...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
2007-08: Teamed with Erin Gray to earn a bronze medal in the Collegiate Pair at the Chattanooga Head Race to open her collegiate career...Began the spring season in the 2V4+ shell, guiding it to a first place showing against Minnesota to open the campaign...Jumped into the V4+ lineup for Aramark Sprints, helping the boat to a third-place showing in the petite final on May 18...Capped the season as a member of the V4+ crew at NCAA Championships, taking fifth in the petite final in Sacramento.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Science Hill High School...Received four varsity letters in swimming and served as captain for two years...Recognized as Most Valuable Swimmer three years in a row...Helped high school team win the 2007 conference championship in swimming.
PERSONAL: Majoring in global studies with a minor in Spanish...After college, she hopes to travel the world and eventually join the Peace Corps...Enjoys listening to music, traveling and hanging out with friends when not on the water...Both of her parents and her cousin, Lori Holcomb, rowed for Kansas State...Has three siblings, Rose, Steven and Anneliese...Ruth Ann Johnson was born on July 26, 1989 in Johnson City, Tenn....She is the daughter of Brad and Jonell Johnson.