May 24, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins women's swimmer, sophomore Kristen Cunningham (North Potomac, MD) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's At-Large Second Team. She is the first swimmer since 2005 and the fourth in the last seven years to earn all-district honors. Cunningham posts a 3.53 cumulative GPA as a nursing major.
Cunningham helped lead Hopkins to its second straight conference title and a ninth place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships. She earned All-America honors five times at this year's NCAA Championships and in two seasons has earned All-America honors nine times. Cunningham broke the school record in the 100 Free with a time of 52.93 at the 2007 NCAA Championships.
She posted the fastest times of the season for the Blue Jays in the 50 Free (24.66), 100 Free (52.93), 200 Medley Relay (1:48.22) and 400 Medley Relay (3:54.05). Cunningham also swam on the 200, 400 and 800 Free Relay teams. She is a leader in the Hopkins Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and helps lead a bible study for student-athletes.
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, with the national team due to be announced on December 1. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.