May 1, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics recently honored five of its finest at its annual Senior Awards Banquet. This senior class helped the Johns Hopkins win a combined 33 conference titles with a pair of top 10 finishes in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings over the last four years and departs as one of the most decorated classes in school history.
Below is a summary of each award presented with the recipient and their accomplishments noted. There was one double-winner as Annie Monagle, a member of the Blue Jay women's track and cross country teams, won both the Catherine P. Cramer Award and the Blue Jays Unlimited Award.
C. Gardner Mallonee Award
Given to the senior male who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics at Johns Hopkins.
Paul Marcello - Wrestling
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Four-time Centennial Conference Champion at two different weight classes (133/141) • Four-time NCAA qualifier and 2013 NCAA runner-up at 141 pounds • First four-time NCAA qualifier in school history and the first Johns Hopkins wrestler to advance to the national championship match in school history • 2013 NCAA East Regional Champion • Ranked among JHU's top five in career victories (76) despite missing most of his sophomore year with an injury • Compiled a 24-2 record in Centennial Conference action during his career, including a perfect 12-0 mark in the CC Tournament • Driving force behind the elevation of the Johns Hopkins wrestling program - JHU finished last at the Centennial Conference Championships the year prior to his arrival at Homewood, but he helped JHU to the first Centennial Conference team title in school history (2012) and a pair of runner-up finishes as well (2011, 2013) • These are the only three top-two finishes in school history.
Catherine P. Cramer Award
Given to the senior female who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics at Johns Hopkins.
Blue Jays Unlimited Award
Given to the Johns Hopkins varsity athlete who most exemplifies the spirit of Blue Jays Unlimited by demonstrating team spirit and leadership, promoting team unity and morale, and enhancing the athletic experience of his or her teammates.
Annie Monagle - Women's Track and Cross Country
Major: Civil Engineering
Three-time All-American (cross country '12, indoor track '13) • Helped lead Johns Hopkins cross country to first National Championship in program history and first women's championship in school history • Finished third in the nation in mile run and sixth as member of distance medley relay team at 2013 Indoor Track NCAAs • Johns Hopkins record holder in 800-meter run, 1000-meter run and one mile run • Centennial Conference Indoor Track mile run champion (2013) • Part of Johns Hopkins cross country team that won five consecutive NCAA Mid-East Region and Centennial Conference titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) • Hopkins indoor track team won three consecutive Centennial Conference titles (2011, 2012, 2013) • set to attend graduate school at Johns Hopkins next year.
Dr. William Howard Award
Given to the senior who has excelled both as a scholar and athlete at Johns Hopkins.
Nandita Krishnan - Women's Tennis
Major: Public Health
Two-time captain • has led Johns Hopkins to three straight Centennial Conference titles, a 70-24 overall record, a 30-0 conference record, three straight NCAA Sweet 16s and the 2012 NCAA Quarterfinals • two-time selection to the NCAA Singles Championship and 2012 selection to the NCAA Doubles Championship • advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship last season • three-time All-Centennial Conference selection in both singles and doubles • two-time ITA All-American in doubles • two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District, 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-American and 2012 NCAA Elite 89 award winner • career record stands at 52-17 (.754) in singles and 57-21 (.731) in doubles for a total record of 109-38 (.741) • twice suffered season-ending knee injuries, as a sophomore (spring) and a senior (fall) • is tied for fourth in school history in career singles wins, tied for third in career doubles wins and fourth in total wins • holds school single-season records for singles wins (23), doubles wins (22) and total wins (45) • has been ranked as high as 26th nationally in singles and fourth in doubles • off the court, worked as a research team member on the Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research & Education (YRGCARE) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health serological survey of dengue and chikungunya infections among individuals in her native India • has also worked with YRGCARE administering surveys as a part of the Eco Kitchen Social Partnership Project • volunteered at the Blue Cross of India, a shelter for abandoned animals.
Robert H. Scott Award
Given to the senior who has demonstrated excellence in athletics, scholarship, and extracurricular participation at Johns Hopkins.
Amelia Thomas - Volleyball
Major: Public Health
Only three-time captain in Johns Hopkins volleyball history • Led Johns Hopkins volleyball to first Centennial Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011 • Won conference title and appeared in NCAA Tournament again in 2012 • 2012 Second Team All-Centennial Conference • 2012 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll • 2012 Washington & Lee Invitational All-Tournament Team • Ranked third in Centennial Conference in total digs (383) • Participated in Bloomberg Scholar Governor's Summer Internship Program in 2012 • Vice President of SAAC • Founder and volunteer with JUMP Program which brings at-risk youth to the Hopkins campus to participate in sports & health-education with collegiate student athletes. This is now perhaps the signature community service project of the Department of Athletics • Also volunteers with Our Daily Bread • Senior Leadership Consultant, volunteers several times each month with Meals on Wheels, and completed the Governor's Summer Internship Program in 2012.
Larry Goldfarb Award
Given to a senior for outstanding service to the athletics program at Johns Hopkins.
Stu Johnson - Athletic Communications/Voice of the Blue Jays
Four-year member of the Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications staff • Helped spearhead the department's streaming initiatives during his career, assuming the role of Voice of the Blue Jays • Has handled play-by-play duties for web streaming efforts for men's & women's lacrosse, football, baseball, men's and women's basketball and men's and women's soccer • A conservative estimate is that he broadAlso contributed to numerous video segments on HopkinsSports.com as the on-air face of Hopkins athletics throughout his career at Homewood • Without question the most valuable student employee in the Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications Office in the last 15 years as his efforts, expertise and initiative will be virtually impossible to replace • Arguably the most recognizable non-athlete over the same period in the Department of Athletics.
Homer Schwartz Award
Given to a non-student for outstanding service to the athletics program at Johns Hopkins.
The Senior Director of Development at Johns Hopkins University • Strong advocate for the numerous athletic facility initiatives that have taken place recently, including the construction of the Cordish Lacrosse Center, the renovation and expansion of the football locker rooms and coaching suite, the renovation of the men's and women's track and cross country locker rooms and the baseball stadium and tennis center enhancements, which will take place later this year.
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