Rogers Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team
May 19, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins women's swimming junior Elizabeth Rogers has been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District First Team as announced Thursday afternoon. The selection is a first for Rogers, who becomes the sixth swimmer and first since Kristin Cunningham in 2007, to earn academic all-district honors. She will now go on the Capital One Academic All-America ballot where first, second and third team honorees will be announced on June 9.
The District II region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Athletes named to the first team qualify for the national ballot. To 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 At-Large team consists of athletes from the following sports: bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Rogers led Johns Hopkins to an eighth place finish and earned six All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championship. She also won a school-record-tying four Bluegrass Mountain Conference relay titles, with three meet records, to help the Blue Jays to their fifth BMC title since 2006. Rogers is a 13-time All-American and has won eight conference titles in her career. She holds Hopkins' records in the 50 Free along with all five relays, as well as four JHU pool records. In addition, she has six of the 10 fastest times in school history in the 50 Free.
Out of the pool, Rogers is a Dean's List student majoring in behavioral biology with a minor in Spanish for the professions and boasts a 3.61 cumulative GPA. She is currently a research assistant in a cardiac study with Johns Hopkins Hospital and last summer worked as a research assistant for the National Fire Protection Agency Research Study with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This spring, she interned at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center International Department, assisting with scheduling interpreters for patients and shadowing interpreters when communicating between patients, doctors and nurses. She has also volunteered at San Juan de Dios Clinic in Cusco, Peru as well as the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room at St. Mary's Medical Center. In addition, Rogers is the Marketing and Publicity Chair for Habitat for Humanity and has worked with the organization since August of 2008.
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