Cheu Earns First Team Academic All-America Honors
BALTIMORE, MD - Lindsay Cheu, a senior on the 2016-17 Johns Hopkins women's track and cross country teams, has been named a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American it was announced today. Cheu makes the jump to the first team after grabbing third team honors a year ago. She is the just the second member of the Blue Jay women's track/cross country program to twice earn Academic All-America honors and she is the program's seventh overall Academic All-American; six of the seven selections have come since 2010.
Cheu recently graduated with a degree in neuroscience and a 3.99 cumulative grade point average. A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and a four-time Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, she earned All-America honors as a member of Hopkins' Distance Medley Relay Team at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track Championships, anchored the 2017 Centennial Conference-champion 4x400-meter relay teams and also placed third in the 800-meter run at the 2017 Centennial Indoor Championships.
Cheu has served as a research assistant at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she studied muscular dystrophy. She has also volunteered with the Johns Hopkins Adult Emergency Department as well as the making Neuroscience Fun outreach program. Cheu was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Nu Rho Psi, the neuroscience honor society.
Cheu was a member of the national champion Johns Hopkins women's cross country team as a senior and helped the Blue Jay track teams to Centennial Conference indoor and outdoor titles as well.
Johns Hopkins Women's Track/Cross Country All-Time Academic All-Americans
Lindsay Cheu (1st Team) - 2016-17
Lindsay Cheu (3rd Team) - 2015-16
Frances Loeb (2nd Team) - 2014-15
Frances Loeb (3rd Team) - 2013-14
Maggie Shelton (2nd Team) - 2013-14
Christina Valerio (2nd Team) - 2010-11
Kathy Darling (1st Team) - 2002-03
- 30 -