BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins women’s swimming junior Anna Wisniewski has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team for District II. She now moves on to the national ballot where First, Second and Third Team All-America honorees will be announced on June 6. Wisniewski is one of just four non-seniors on the 14 members of the District II team.
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 Women’s At-Large Team consists of athletes from the following sports: beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Wisniewski is just the third swimmer in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors twice. She has led Johns Hopkins to three top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including back-to-back fifth-place finishes in 2015 and 2016. Wisniewski holds school and pool records in the 200 IM (2:03.01 / 2:06.84) and has the second fastest time in the 400 IM (4:25.80). She also holds five of the top 10 times in the 100 Fly and seven of the top 10 in the 200 IM. She is an eight-time all-conference selection and 14-time All-American. She earned the maximum seven All-America honors as a freshman in 2015 and was the runner-up in the 100 Fly in 2016.
A Dean’s List student, Wisniewski is majoring in biology and boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.88. She was a volunteer intern at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, NJ where she was responsible for the care and maintenance of plants around the estate. She learned horticultural techniques and identifications and helped with the child education program. Wisniewski also volunteered at the SWARM Lab at NJIT, an interdisciplinary research lab that studies the mechanisms underlying the coordination of large animal groups, such as ant colonies or human crowds, and their applications to complex problems such the organization of pedestrian traffic or the control of robotic swarms.