2004- In addition to pitching, also saw time in the outfield ... Ranks second among Gamecocks' all-time leaders in career saves with 13 ... Threw her first solo no-hitter in 8-0 win over Charlotte (2/7) ... Had a perfect game for 4.2 innings ... Her no-hitter was the 40th in school history ... Went 2-0 in the first weekend of play ... Recorded her first hit of the season in game two against UNC (2/8), her seventh career hit ... Recorded her first save of the year when she pitched one inning and struck out three in the championship game win over College of Charleston in the Gamecock Invitational ... Hit her first HR of the season vs. Florida (4/10) ... hit her first career double in game against Mississippi State (3/7) ... Registered a season high eight strikeouts in game against Charleston (2/21)
2003 -- Made 26 appearances ... Recorded 77 strikeouts ... Went 6-4 and had four saves ... Earned the win when the Gamecocks defeated Princeton at the NCAA Regional in Tucson ... Pitched mostly in relief ... Longest outing of the season was six innings against Furman and Coastal Carolina ... Also scored a run in the season opener against North Carolina ... Enters season with a team leading 10 career saves ... Pitched her second career shutout in 8-0 win over Coastal Carolina and recorded four combined shutouts.
2002 --SEC Pitcher of the Week honors ... Hit her first collegiate home run against East Tennessee State ... Was used as a relief pitcher in most situations ... Finished the 2002 season tied for sixth in the country in saves (6) ... Combined with Stacey Johnson for her first career no-hitter in game two against Coastal Carolina ... Won her first start in a 10-0 shut out against Ole Miss ... In that same game, she recorded a career high 10 strikeouts ... Recorded a 4-0 SEC record ... Went 1-0 at the SEC Tournament when USC defeated Mississippi State ... In Game 11 at the Columbia Regional, she entered as a reliever and pitched 3.2 innings against then top-ranked UCLA to collect her ninth victory of the year as USC defeated the Bruins 2-1 ... She followed in game two with her second career start and pitched only her second career complete game ... Despite the loss, she only allowed UCLA one run on three hits ... In her total 9.2 innings pitched in the tournament, she went 1-1, recorded a 0.72 ERA, allowed one run on six hits and struck out five ... Earned All-Regional Tournament team honors, becoming the first freshman pitcher to be named to a regional tournament team since Megan Matthews in 1999.
HIGH SCHOOL -- A two-time Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year award winner ... Led Seneca to a 31-4 record and AAA State Championship her senior year ... Also won the state title her sophomore year ... Posted a .032 ERA and 325 strikeouts her senior year.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Aleca Carolyn Johnson ... Majoring in Criminal Justice ... Born July 29, 1983 ... Parents are Roger and Teresa Johnson ... Enjoys listening to music and sleeping in her spare time.
INSIDE THE PARK WITH ALECA
Would you rather live in the sea or in the clouds?
The clouds so I could see the big perspective.
If you were a wrestler, what would your ring name would be?
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My height. Ha!
What is your favorite part of your uniform?
I would have to say the pants.
What was your favorite birthday gift you ever received?
My lab puppy Tyson
Most people would be surprised ....
Of how much I read in my spare time. Nicholas Sparks novels are my favorite
I chose South Carolina because ...
Of its tradition
Teammate who makes you laugh the hardest?