BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins men’s swimming senior Andy Greenhalgh has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team for District II. He now moves on to the national ballot where First, Second and Third Team All-America honorees will be announced on June 6.
The District II region includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve. The Men's At-Large Team consists of athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Greenhalgh earns the honor for the third time in his career. He is the first swimmer, male or female, and the 21st Johns Hopkins student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three times.
Greenhalgh is majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as History of Science and Technology and he boasts a 3.63 cumulative GPA. He is also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, having earned second team honors in 2015 and first team honors in 2016. Greenhalgh has volunteered with Johns Hopkins University Mentoring Program (JHUMP), as well as the American Red Cross at National Military Medical Center and JHU’s President’s Day of Service. He is also involved with JHU HAMR (HIV-Aging Mentor Research Group), which assists people in the Johns Hopkins community interested in HIV Research.
Greenhalgh conducted research at the Naval Medical Research Center in the Department of Infectious Disease in 2012 and the Department of Regenerative Medicine in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he moved to the Transplant Core Lab at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he analyzed cytokine and chemokine concentrations of wound effluent samples. His research was the subject of an article in the Johns Hopkins Arts and Sciences Magazine in the Fall of 2016.
The most decorated distance swimmer in school history, Greenhalgh was named the C. Gardner Mallonee Award winner, which is given to the senior male who has made the most outstanding contributions in athletics at Johns Hopkins. Greenhalgh won an NCAA title in the 1650 Free in 2016 and is a two-time NCAA champion in the 500 Free (2015, 2016). He also finished in the top-three at the NCAAs 10 times in his career. He led Hopkins to four top-10 finishes at NCAAs, including three fourth-place finishes.
Greenhalgh held the national record in the 500 Free for two years before it was broken at the 2017 NCAA Championship. He holds school records in the 500 Free (4:19.66), 1000 Free (9:06.37) and 1650 Free (15:02.34). He also holds nine of the top 10 times in school history in the 500 Free, all top 10 times in the 1000 Free and nine of 10 in the 1650 Free. Greenhalgh is also a member of the USA National Junior Team and qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Trials.