University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestler Demetrius Johnson has been honored as the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for February 10. The SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week is given to the individual with at least a 3.2 grade-point-average who has the best performance in the recent competition.
The sophomore from Memphis, Tenn., is majoring in criminal justice and has a 3.42 g.p.a. He finished the fall semester with a 4.0 g.p.a. and earned Dean's List honors. Johnson recorded a win in each of Chattanooga's two victories during the weekend.
In the 30-9 victory over Appalachian State, Johnson pinned his opponent at the 4:53 mark to give the Mocs a 12-0 lead after three matches. With the victory, Chattanooga clinched at least a tie of the Southern Conference championship, the team's sixth straight.
Against Northern Iowa, Johnson posted a 3-1 overtime win, which ended a two-match slide for UTC and pulled the Mocs within three points of the Panthers. Chattanooga went on to win 16-15.
Johnson, a 2009 SoCon champ and NCAA participant at 125, is 17-8 this season and a perfect 4-0 in league action.