Megan Johnston – Hall of Fame

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Megan is the daughter of Pete & Michele Tinneny Johnston of Cherry Hill New Jersey. She was inducted into the Cabrini College Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 28. 2007. The Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who contributed to the success and growth of the College’s athletic program. Megan, a fast pitch player, graduated from Cabrini in 2002. 

She was a four-time All-PAC honoree, a member of five consecutive conference championship squads, three as a player and two as an assistant coach, and was an All-Regional Team pick three times. As a junior, she was named to the All-American First Team after leading the Cavaliers to a 42-5 mark and finishing third in the country with an ERA of 0.40. One year earlier, she helped Cabrini to its first-ever NCAA Regional Tournament appearance as the Cavaliers captured the program’s first conference championship and received an automatic berth in the national championship.

In 2002, she pitched a school-record 50 consecutive scoreless innings, which ranks sixth on the All-Time NCAA Division III list. The same year, she led the nation after recording 100 at-bats without striking out. On being inducted she said “As pitcher, all of these honors and records would not have been possible without the help of my teammates. I was a good player because of them and their skills.”

After serving as an assistant coach at Cabrini for two seasons, Megan spent two years on the coaching staff at Rutgers-Camden, helping the team to the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship title. One month after winning the national title, the Rutgers-Camden coaches were named as the Speedline/NFCA Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Megan, a nurse, is the great-great granddaughter of Yankee Pat Tinneny of Goladuff, Ireland, Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia.