Player: Easton Johnson

Easton Johnson
Hometown: Kansas City
University: University of Louisville
Graduation Year: 2026
Area of Study: Sports Administration
Soldier Honored: Eric A. Smith

NAIA Men's Golf Champion (2023)
Jack Nicklaus Award winner (2023)
NAIA Player of the Year (2023)
NAIA Freshman of the Year (2023)
NAIA 1st Team All-American (2023)

Before Louisville: Golf Coaches Association of America Jack Nicklaus Award winner... signed in the summer of 2023 with Louisville ... played one season at Master's University in Santa Clarita, Calif ... won the Jack Nicklaus Award, which is given annually to the top men's collegiate golfers from each of the five athletic governing bodies: the NAIA, NCAA Divisions 1, 2 and 3, as well as the nation's top junior college player ... won the NAIA Men's Golf Individual Championship in May and led the team to an overall runner-up finish at the national championship tournament ... shot an 8-under 280 at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., and eventually took home the individual title after winning a two-hole playoff ... became only the second player in school history to win a national title and the first since 2004 ... top-ranked player in the NAIA Golfstat rankings ... finished the 2022-23 season with an adjusted scoring average of 71.33, the best in the NAIA ... posted the lowest round ever in a GSAC Golf Championship with a first round 64 (eight under par).