Johns Hopkins Tradition
  

National Championships

Johns Hopkins has won a total of 48 national team championships since the school fielded its first intercollegiate athletic team in 1882.  Of the 48, 44 have been won by the Blue Jay men’s lacrosse team, while three belong to the men’s swimming team and one to the women's cross country team.

The most recent national championship for Johns Hopkins was also its first for a women’s team as the JHU women’s cross country team won the 2012 NCAA Championship in dominating fashion.  With three All-Americans – freshman Hannah Oneda, junior Holly Clarke and senior Annie Monagle – the Blue Jays topped runner-up Wartburg by 63 points … the largest winning margin at the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships since 2002!

The record of success of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team is as impressive as it is long.  The Blue Jays won six ILA National Championships between 1891 and 1903 before taking 29 USILA Championships from 1929 through 1970.

The NCAA began sponsoring the men’s lacrosse championship in 1971 and Johns Hopkins has since won nine national championships under the NCAA’s banner.  In 1978 and 1979, Johns Hopkins won the NCAA championship in men’s swimming in the winter and added an NCAA title in men’s lacrosse in the spring.

While only men’s lacrosse, men’s swimming and women’s cross country have won that elusive title, Johns Hopkins is a regular contender for the national championship in several sports.  Since 1990, the Blue Jay football, baseball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, women’s cross country and field hockey teams have all finished in the top eight in the nation.

A complete list of Johns Hopkins’ national team championships follows. 

 Johns Hopkins National Championships
Year Sport Sponsoring Organization Head Coach
2013 Women's Cross Country NCAA Bobby Van Allen
2012 Women's Cross Country NCAA Bobby Van Allen
2007 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Dave Pietramala
2005 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Dave Pietramala
1987 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Don Zimmerman
1985 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Don Zimmerman
1984 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Don Zimmerman
1980 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Henry Ciccarone
1979 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Henry Ciccarone
1979 Men's Swimming NCAA Tim Welsh
1978 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Henry Ciccarone
1978 Men's Swimming NCAA Tim Welsh
1977 Men's Swimming NCAA Frank Comfort
1974 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Bob Scott
1970 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1969 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1968 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1967 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1959 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1957 Men's Lacrosse USILA Bob Scott
1950 Men's Lacrosse USILA Kelso Morrill
1949 Men's Lacrosse USILA Howdy Myers
1948 Men's Lacrosse USILA Howdy Myers
1947 Men's Lacrosse USILA Howdy Myers
1941 Men's Lacrosse USILA Kelso Morrill
1934 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1933 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1932 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1928 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1927 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1926 Men's Lacrosse USILA Ray Van Orman
1924 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1923 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1922 Men's Lacrosse USILA John Knipp
1919 Men's Lacrosse USILA Reaney Wolfe
1918 Men's Lacrosse USILA Reaney Wolfe
1915 Men's Lacrosse USILA Reaney Wolfe
1913 Men's Lacrosse USILA Reaney Wolfe
1911 Men's Lacrosse USILA G. Pitts Raleigh
1909 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1908 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1907 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1906 Men's Lacrosse USILA William C. Schmeisser
1903 Men's Lacrosse ILA William C. Schmeisser
1902 Men's Lacrosse ILA Ronald T. Abercrombie & William C. Schmeisser
1900 Men's Lacrosse ILA William H. Maddren
1899 Men's Lacrosse ILA William H. Maddren
1898 Men's Lacrosse ILA William H. Maddren
1891 Men's Lacrosse ILA Brantz Roszel
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