Skip to main content Skip to footer

Wisniewski and Cowan Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams

June 12, 2018

Jill Guise
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

AUSTIN, TX – The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team had a pair of swimmers named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large Teams as selected by COSIDA it was announced today. Recent graduates Anna Wisniewski and Courtney Cowan earned second and third team honors, respectively.

Hopkins has now produced nine CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, with eight of those selections coming since 2011. This marks the third time since 2013 that the Blue Jays have had a pair of Academic All-Americans in the same year. The Blue Jays’ nine selections are the second most of any female team at Johns Hopkins. Cowan and Wisniewski have led Hopkins to three top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships in their careers.

Wisniewski is a 16-time All-American and has three top-three finishes, including a runner-up finish in the 100 Fly at the NCAA Championships. She holds school records in the 200 IM (2:03.01) and 200 Medley Relay (1:41.66) and as well as three school pool records (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay). In addition, she boasts five of the top-10 times in the 100 Fly and 200 IM in program history.

Wisniewski graduated with a degree in molecular and cellular biology and a cumulative GPA of 3.90. She will be pursuing a Ph.D. in the Geophysical Sciences Department with the Paleobiology Group at the University of Chicago. For the last two years, she has conducted research in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. Last summer, Wisniewski did data collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. She has also presented two posters at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Conference.

Cowan boasts 12 All-America honors in her career and has the five fastest times in program history in the 500 Free. She also holds four pool records (200 Free, 500 Free, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay). A team captain, she grabbed three All-America honors and was on the 200 Free Relay team that finished third at the 2018 NCAA Championships. Cowan competed at the 2015 Canadian Pan American Trials and the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials.

Cowan received her degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering with a 3.47 cumulative GPA. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as well as the Johns Hopkins Psychology Department. Last summer, Cowan worked as an Assistant Chemical Research Technician for Woodbridge Foam Corporation. She was also awarded Observerships at The Hospital for Sick Children (Division of Cardiovascular Surgery) and Sunnybrook Hospital (Division of Surgical Oncology), which are typically offered only to medical students.