A two-time AAU James E. Sullivan Award semifinalist, Johnson has proven to be one of the best water polo players in the world.. She helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and took home Top Goalkeeper honors.
U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team
-2016 Olympic Games Gold Medalist and Top Goalkeeper honors
-2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament Gold Medal
-2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament Gold Medal
-2016 FINA World League Super Final Gold Medal
-2016 Olympic Games Gold Medal
-2016 Olympic Games Women's Water Polo Top Goalkeeper
-2016 Women's Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year
-2016 ESPNW #IMPACT25 Selection
-2016 Swimming World Magazine Female Water Polo Player of the Year
-2016 FINA Women's Water Polo Team of the Year
-2016 Team USA (US Olympic Committee) Team of the Games Finalist - Rio 2016
-2016 AAU Sullivan Award Semi-Finalist
Most Important Accomplishment:
Ashleigh Johnson has proven to be one of the best water polo players in the world on the best water polo team in the world. 2016 featured a variety of accolades for Johnson and for Team USA. Victories and awards aside Johnson played an important role as an agent of change for the game of water polo. As the first African-American woman to ever make a U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team Johnson served as an inspiration to other people of color that they can achieve their dreams even if they are the first to do so.