Two student-athletes receive prestigious NCAA postgrad scholarships

Lindsay Cheu (left) and Andy Greenhalgh

Image caption: Lindsay Cheu (left) and Andy Greenhalgh

The honors continue to roll in for a pair of Johns Hopkins student-athletes who graduated last month. Lindsay Cheu and Andy Greenhalgh have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships it was announced recently. The NCAA selected 29 male athletes and 29 female athletes from all winter sports and all divisions and each of the 58 student-athletes will receive a $7,500 award for postgraduate study.

Hopkins has now produced 44 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients and this marks the ninth time that JHU has produced multiple recipients in the same academic year. Greenhalgh is the 10th men's swimmer at Hopkins to earn the prestigious award, the most of any program in school history. Cheu is the first women's track and field athlete at Hopkins and just the ninth female to earn the honor.

Greenhalgh, an avid volunteer, graduated as one of the most decorated swimmers in program history with degrees in molecular and cellular biology and history of science and technology.

Greenhalgh graduated as one of the most decorated swimmers in program history. He earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors three times, including back-to-back first team selections, and three NCAA titles. In April, he was named the C. Gardner Mallonee Award winner, which is given to the senior male who has made the most outstanding contributions in athletics at Johns Hopkins. Greenhalgh holds school records in the 500 Free (4:19.66), 1000 Free (9:06.37) and 1650 Free (15:02.34). He also boasts nine of the top 10 times in school history in the 500 Free, all top 10 times in the 1000 Free and nine of 10 in the 1650 Free.

Greenhalgh graduated in May with degrees in molecular and cellular biology and history of science and technology with a 3.64 cumulative GPA. Outside of the pool, he volunteered with the Johns Hopkins University Mentoring Program, the American Red Cross at National Military Medical Center and JHU's President's Day of Service. During his time at Hopkins, he was also involved with JHU's HIV-Aging Mentor Research Group, which assists people in the Johns Hopkins community interested in HIV Research.

Greenhalgh conducted research at the Naval Medical Research Center in the Department of Infectious Disease in 2012 and the Department of Regenerative Medicine in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he moved to the Transplant Core Lab at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he analyzed cytokine and chemokine concentrations of wound effluent samples. His research was the subject of an article in the Johns Hopkins Arts and Sciences Magazine in the Fall of 2016.

Cheu adds the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to a lengthy list of impressive honors. She was recently named a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American after earning third team honors as a junior. Also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and a four-time Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cheu graduated with a degree in neuroscience and a 3.99 cumulative grade point average.

Cheu graduated with a degree in neuroscience and a 3.99 cumulative grade point average, and was a member of the national champion women's cross-country team.

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 a senior as well. 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.

In all, the Johns Hopkins womens' cross-county and track teams that Cheu was a member of won three national championships, four NCAA Regional titles and 12 conference championships over the last four years.

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.

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