BALTIMORE, Md., June 7. KRISSY Brinsley (Avon, IN/Avon), a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins University and a four-year standout on the Blue Jay women's swimming team, has been awarded a $5000 Postgraduate Scholarship from the Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, it was announced today.
Brinsley led the Johns Hopkins women's swimming team to a fifth-place finish at the Div. III NCAA Championships as a senior by scoring points in six events. She placed second in the 100 backstroke in 56.46 and third in the 200 backstroke in 2:04.54, while being a part of four relay teams that finished in the top 10. Brinsley was a member of the third-place 400 freestyle relay team, the fourth-place 400 medley relay team, the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay team, and the ninth-place 800 freestyle relay team. The fifth-place finish tied the school record for highest finish ever as the 2001 team also placed fifth.
During her career, Brinsley earned All-America honors a total of 17 times and was the 1999 University Athletic Association Swimmer of the Year. In addition, she earned the Catherine Cramer Award as Johns Hopkins' top senior female athlete.
Brinsley graduated with a degree in Public Health and a cumulative grade point average of 3.46. A 2002 Verizon District II Academic All-American, she will attend Emory University in the fall and pursue a master's degree in the Rollins School of Public Health.