Two male swimmers were among the 11 alumni named as part of the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 at Loyola University Maryland. Mark Gallagher swam for the Greyhounds in the late 90s, while John Mohler was a three-sport athlete at the end of the 1940s.
Gallagher was a dominant sprinter for Loyola, winning 4 straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championships in the 50 free. He was the MAAC Swimmer of the Year in 1997 and also led Loyola to its first MAAC title on the men’s side in 1995. On top of that, his long-course 50 freestyle school record of 24.32 still stands nearly 19 years after it was set.
Mohler graduated in 1950 after leading the Greyhounds to back-to-back Mason-Dixon Conference championships (1947 and 1948). He was also an honorable mention All-America in lacrosse and went on to coach the Loyola lacrosse program. He’s the namesake of Loyola’s John Mohler Award, given to the top senior male student-athlete each year.
The entire class of 2014 will be officially enshrined in the Hall of Fame on May 2.