Bogdanovski Receives Today's Top 10 Award at NCAA Honors Celebration
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Johns Hopkins University women's swim alumna Ana Bogdanovski '15 received the Today's Top 10 Award on Friday, January 15 at the NCAA Honors Celebration, held in conjunction with the NCAA's annual convention in San Antonio, TX. Among those in attendance at the ceremony included Johns Hopkins Director of Athletics Tom Calder and head swim coach George Kennedy.
"I am extremely proud of Ana; someone like her does not come around very often," said Calder. "I can say in my 28 years here at Johns Hopkins University, she is one of the top student-athletes that we've ever had. Ana has broken new ground; she represents the university, our athletics department and the swim team with the highest standards. She has raised the bar for all future Johns Hopkins student-athletes."
Bogdanovski, a 10-time NCAA Champion and 23-time All-American, is the first recipient of the NCAA's highest honor for a student-athlete from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Blue Jay men's and women's swim teams while she trains for the 2016 Olympic Games, where she will represent Macedonia. Read more about Bogdanovski and the award by clicking here.
"Ana was great as a student at a school with real academic rigor and she is the most decorated female swimmer at a school rich in swimming excellence," noted Kennedy. "Ana's accomplishments are at the highest level of academic and athletic excellence. This award is a tribute to her and to Johns Hopkins University. The best part for me, as her coach, was having the opportunity to work so closely with her. She raised the level for all of her teammates and coaches and for that we all are truly thankful."
The Honors Celebration included a reception for the award winners and their guests, the awards dinner and by a meet & greet dessert reception. Click here to view a photo gallery of the honors celebration.
Click here to view the NCAA-provided video about Bogdanovski that was shown at the Honors Celebration.