Sports Briefs

By ksascomm

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Johns Hopkins tennis freshman Sunaina Vohra was named Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year. Vohra, a public health studies major, is the first player in JHU tennis program history to earn rookie of the year honors. She went a combined 17-0 in conference play.

Home Run

Baseball coach Bob Babb was elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Babb, who has coached the Blue Jays since 1980, ranks among winningest coaches in NCAA Division III history. He was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

A Big Move

Johns Hopkins University’s women’s lacrosse team will join the Big Ten Conference as a sport affiliate member during the 2017 season. The Blue Jays will compete against Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers in the league.

Sticking Around

Men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala has been signed to a contract extension through the 2020 season. In 15 seasons, Pietramala has guided Johns Hopkins to a 169-62 record since 2001 with 14 trips to the NCAA tournament, seven appearances in the final four, and two national championships (2005, 2007). In 2015, he led the Blue Jays to the inaugural Big Ten tournament title and a share of the Big Ten regular season crown.

Slam Dunk

Former Blue Jays basketball standout and recent grad George Bugarinovic ’15 was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Bugarinovic, a three-time All-Centennial Conference (CC) selection and a two-time CC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, double majored in public health and natural sciences.

Making a Splash

Swimmer and recent grad Ana Bogdanovski 15 was selected as an NCAA Woman of the Year top 30 nominee, the first Hopkins athlete included among the finalists for this prestigious honor. Bogdanovski, who captured 10 NCAA titles, is training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in hopes of competing for her native Macedonia before attending medical school at Rutgers University.