Sports Briefs

By kvitare1@johnshopkins.edu

Lucky Thirteen

The Johns Hopkins field hockey team was honored with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Team Award. The award recognizes those institutions that achieved a minimum team grade-point average of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Hopkins has earned this award for each of the last 13 years.

Deep Goals

The Johns Hopkins water polo team placed eight student-athletes on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches and the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference All-Academic squads. Hopkins also earned the team award from both organizations with a team GPA of 3.16.

Miles Ahead

The Johns Hopkins women’s cross country team won its fourth NCAA National Championships title in five years as a trio of All-Americans, Tess Meehan ’17, Felicia Koerner ’19, and Natalia LaSpada ’19, guided the Blue Jays to a 128-point performance, the third best point total in program history.

Congrats, Coach!

Johns Hopkins women’s basketball head coach Nancy Funk was named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the second time. She was also recognized by the conference in 2011.

Touchdown!

The 2016 Johns Hopkins football team was named Division III Team of the Year by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). This is the second consecutive year Johns Hopkins has earned the award.

Fond Farewell

Bill Nelson, the longtime head coach of the Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team, retired in May after 31 years with the Blue Jays. The winningest coach in program history, Nelson led Hopkins to 501 victories, 25 winning seasons, three Centennial Conference Championships, and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure at Homewood.