Fresh off a record-setting performance at the Division III swimming national championships last month, Johns Hopkins junior Ana Bogdanovski is getting some more national recognition, this time from Sports Illustrated.
Bogdanovski, a native of Macedonia, won DIII titles (and set school records) in the 50-yard freestyle (22.80) and the 200 free (1:47.74) and was part of championship relay teams in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 400 medley, and 800 freestyle. The DIII swimmer of the year, who led the Blue Jays to a program-best third-place finish at nationals, is one of seven athletes spotlighted in the April 7 installment of Sports Illustrated's long-running "Faces in the Crowd" feature.
The feature, which first appeared in the magazine in 1956, spotlights the accomplishments of unknown or amateur athletes. Athletes featured in the past include golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, tennis champions Arthur Ashe and John McEnroe, Olympic gold medal sprinters Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and chessmaster Bobby Fischer. More recently, in September, Johns Hopkins soccer standout Hannah Kronick was featured.