Sports news from the 2022 spring season of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.
Guard and senior captain Diarra Oden was named a WBCA All-American. This is the eighth such recognition in program history and becoming the fifth individual to earn the honor. Under Oden’s leadership and play, the Blue Jays accumulated a record of 22-5 this season. They went 18-2 in the Centennial Conference and earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. They also won a program-record 15 consecutive games. Read more about Diarra in our Fall 2021 issue.
Senior Dominick Reyes (165), top seed and third in the nation, won his second consecutive NCAA Regional Wrestling title. This qualified him for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career. Senior Hank Behaeghel (285) placed third at the Mideast Regional Championships. He is the first Hopkins heavyweight to qualify for the NCAAs.
The Blue Jays placed ninth at the 2022 NCAA Championships. It was the team’s third top-10 showing, in four championships, under head coach Scott Armstrong. The Jays have placed in the top 10 22 times since the NCAA Championship’s inception in 1982.
The Blue Jays racked up 340 points to finish as the runner-up at the 2022 NCAA Championships for the first time since 2008 and the eighth time in program history. The Jays have now brought home a team trophy (top-four finish) 25 times since the NCAA Division III championship’s inception in 1975.
The Blue Jays garnered numerous academic honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. This includes placing a school-record and national-best 31 student-athletes on the 2021 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, boasting five Scholars of Distinction, and posting the fifth-best team GPA.
Men’s Track and Field
Winners of seven straight Centennial Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Blue Jays were picked to win the league once again. The team received all eight possible first-place votes, totaling 64 points, to sit atop the preseason poll.