Courtesy: Hopkins Sports
Johns Hopkins University’s Emile Kuyl was among the 42 student-athletes selected to receive a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship it was recently announced by the organization. The NCAA collectively announced its male and female postgraduate scholarship recipients from fall and winter sports for 2020-21. Each student-athlete will receive at $10,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Kuyl, a 19-time All-American for the Blue Jay men’s swimming program, graduated in 2019 with degrees in neuroscience and French. He plans to enroll in medical school this fall and is currently finalizing his options.
A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, including a first team selection as a senior, Kuyl helped lead Johns Hopkins to four consecutive podium finishes at the NCAA Championships as the Blue Jays placed fourth in each of his seasons at Homewood. When he graduated, he was one of just four individuals in Johns Hopkins men’s swimming history to twice earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and one of just six to be named to the first team.
Kuyl earned the maximum seven All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in each of his last two seasons to roll up the 19 All-America finishes in his career. In addition, he finished in the top three at NCAAs six times, including four runner-up finishes. When he graduated, he held the school record in the 100 Back and boasted nine of the 10 fastest times in the event in program history. He was also a member of the school-record 200 and 400 Medley Relay teams.
Kuyl is the 11th all-time NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient produced by the Johns Hopkins men’s swimming program and the first since Andy Greenhalgh in 2017. This is the eighth consecutive year that Johns Hopkins University has produced at least one NCAA Postgraduate Scholar.
The NCAA provides the $10,000 scholarships to just 21 male and 21 female athletes each season (fall-winter-spring). For the fall, the sports included were cross country, football, soccer and water polo for men and cross country, equestrian, field hockey, rugby, soccer, triathlon and volleyball for women. For the winter, men’s recipients are selected from athletes competing in basketball, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, track & field, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving and wrestling, while women competing in basketball, bowling, fencing, gymnastics, hockey track & field, rifle, skiing and swimming are eligible for nomination.
Student-athletes selected must have exhausted their eligibility and must use the scholarship in the academic year following their selection. There is no limit on how long after completion of their undergraduate degree a student-athlete may be nominated.