Sports Briefs

By ksascomm

Thanks for the Memories

Swimming Head Coach George Kennedy retires on June 30 after spending 31 years at Hopkins. During his tenure, the Blue Jays finished in the top-ten 20 times and have placed in the top-five in each of the last four years. Kennedy, who was named the NCAA Coach of the Year seven times, coached more than 630 All-Americans and 13 NCAA Champions (7 individual, 6 relay) at Hopkins.


Johns Hopkins sophomore Courtney Cowan will compete in the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Cowan, who earned All-America honors four times at the 2016 NCAA Championships, will compete in the 400-Meter Free and 200-Meter Fly.

It’s Academic

Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s cross country teams were honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as All-Academic teams, a distinction given to teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better. The Hopkins men carry a collective 3.36 GPA, while the women boast a 3.46 GPA.


Senior Jay Petrie earned his 300th career win, becoming just the sixth fencer in program history to reach the milestone. Petrie now ranks third in school history among foilists with 300 wins.

Basketball Kudos

Johns Hopkins seniors Matt Billups and Gene Williams were named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) teams. Billups was named to the second team while Williams was named to the honorable mention team. Williams was also named the 2016 CC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an accolade given to a junior or senior member of the All-CC team with the highest cumulative GPA.