June 14, 2004
Johnson led UCLA to its first NCAA women's track & field outdoor title since 1983, scoring a meet-high 19.25 points for the Bruins. Johnson defended her 400m Hurdles title in a 2004 world-best time of 53.54, becoming only the fourth athlete in NCAA women's history to win this event multiple times. Her winning time is the second-fastest collegiate time ever run, behind UCLA's Janeene Vickers's mark of 53.47, a meet record (set last season by Johnson) and a stadium record. It is also recognized by Track & Field News as a collegiate record since Vickers' run occurred at a non-collegiate meet.
Johnson also scored points in the 4x400m relay, running the second leg in the Bruins' fourth-place finish that clinched the NCAA title; in the 100m Hurdles, where she placed third with a personal-best 12.75, 1.7w; and in the 4x100m relay, where she ran the second leg in the Bruins' second-place finish.
This is Johnson's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of her career. Also nominated: Yoo Kim, M. Track & Field