BALTIMORE, MD – Andy Greenhalgh graduated last month, but is still collecting honors from his outstanding career with the Johns Hopkins men’s swim team. He was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Team on Tuesday afternoon. Greenhalgh earns First Team honors for the second consecutive year.
Greenhalgh earns Academic All-America honors for the third time in his career, making him just the second athlete in school history to accomplish the feat. He is also the ninth student-athlete to earn first team honors twice. The Hopkins men’s swim program has now produced 14 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, including five in the last four years.
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 graduated in May with degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology and History of Science and Technology as well as a 3.64 cumulative GPA. Outside of the pool, he has volunteered with the Johns Hopkins University Mentoring Program (JHUMP), the American Red Cross at National Military Medical Center and JHU’s President’s Day of Service. During his time at Hopkins, he was 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. He is currently training for the Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, IN at the end of this month. Following the trials, he will begin work at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.