Three Blue Jays Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District II Honors
BALTIMORE, MD -- Johns Hopkins placed three on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team. Seniors Lindsay Cheu and Tess Meehan and junior Jenn Su earned the honor, with Cheu capturing CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition for the second-straight year.
Hopkins has now produced 21 CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, including 19 since 2011. The three Blue Jays will move on to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot with the national team slated to be announced on June 21.
The District II region includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.30 or higher cumulative grade point average.
Cheu is third Blue Jay to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors twice in her career, earning CoSIDA Academic All-American status as a junior. The Glenmont, NY, native graduated with a degree in neuroscience and a 3.99 cumulative GPA. Cheu was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year four times by the Centennial Conference. She garnered All-America honors at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championship as part of the Distance Medley Relay squad that placed seventh. In 2017, Cheu anchored the 4x400 meter relay to first-place finishes at the indoor and outdoor Centennial Conference Championships. Cheu also captured third place at the indoor championships in the 800 meter run. Cheu has assisted several labs and currently is a research assistant at the Kennedy Krieger Institute studying muscular dystrophy. She volunteers with the Johns Hopkins Adult Emergency Department as well as the Making Neuroscience Fun outreach program. Cheu is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Nu Rho Psi neuroscience honor society.
Meehan is the first three-time cross country All-American as well as the first four-time All-Region runner in Johns Hopkins history. Meehan led the Blue Jays to their fourth NCAA Championship in five years with a 25th-place finish at the 2016 NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The Havertown, PA, native posted a personal record time of 21:10.0 in the race, the best time in JHU history at NCAAs. Meehan competed in the 3,000 meter run at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships, earning All-American status twice before as a member of the DMR. She anchored the DMR to a first-place finish at the 2017 Centennial Conference Indoor Championships. In the classroom, Meehan earned a 3.31 cumulative GPA as an international studies major with a minor in global environmental change and sustainability. Meehan volunteers with JHU JUMP to engage inner-city middle schoolers and is an outpatient child life volunteer for HopKids at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center.
Su boasts a 3.90 cumulative GPA as a neuroscience major. Su earned All-American status with a fifth-place finish in the Heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a JHU record 4635 points. The junior, from Livingston, NJ, set a pair of program records at the opening indoor meet of the 2016-17 season, leaping 5.43m in the long jump and running a time of 9.29 in the 60 meter hurdles. Su also posted a personal record in the shot put with a throw of 11.75m, the sixth-best mark in Hopkins history. Su has assisted research on Alzheimer’s and tissue reconstruction. She has served as a teaching assistant for protein engineering and biochemistry lab and as a lab assistant for Oncology Tissue Services. At JHU, Su facilitates programs and responds to inquiries for the housing department. Su is a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.