Winter Juniors Qualifier Andrew Huang Commits to Johns Hopkins

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Andrew Huang from Lake Oswego, Oregon announced his commitment in September to swim and study at Division III Johns Hopkins University beginning for the 2022-2023 school year. 

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic & swimming careers at Johns Hopkins University! I would like to thank my family—especially my parents and brother—, friends, teammates, peers, and coaches for supporting me & helping me reach this point. Special thanks to Coach Emily for all her guidance, as well as each of the collegiate coaches who helped me along the way. I am incredibly humbled to have this opportunity and can’t wait for what the next four years will bring! Go Blue Jays!”

Huang swims for Lake Oswego Swim Club. This past April he competed at Sectionals in St. George and earned multiple best times. His best times included the 100 freestyle (48.28), 200 breaststroke (2:01.91), and 200 butterfly (1:50.16). He earned a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke, a fifth-place finish in the 400 IM and 100 breaststroke, a sixth-place finish in the 200 IM and 200 butterfly, and a 10th place finish in the 100 butterfly. 

Over the summer, he competed at Futures in Santa Clarita where he earned long course best times in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.23), 200 butterfly (2:06.32), and 400 IM (4:40.92). He also earned a 12th place finish in the 200 butterfly, a 25th place finish in the 400 IM, and a 27th place finish in the 200 IM. 

Since committing in September, Huang has earned multiple best times in November. Those best times include the 50 freestyle (21.73), 100 breaststroke (56.70), 100 butterfly (50.15), and 200 IM (1:51.40). 

Huang began his senior year this fall at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, OR. Back in February 2020, he earned a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM at the OSAA 6A (big schools) State Championship. 

His best short course times are:

  • 100 breaststroke: 56.70
  • 200 breaststroke: 2:01.91
  • 200 IM: 1:51.40
  • 400 IM: 4:02.11
  • 100 butterfly: 50.15
  • 200 butterfly: 1:50.16

Johns Hopkins University is a private university located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Huang is a huge pick-up for the Blue Jays. His best times already put him inside the top-10 in school history in multiple events including sixth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 200 breaststroke. He also will help fill in the key gaps of current graduate student CJ Arena and senior Jeff Vitek who lead the team in the 200 butterfly as well as current senior Max Chen who leads the team in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM so far this season. 

He also has the potential to make an impact for the Blue Jays at the NCAA Championships as his best times already give him the 2022 NCAA Division III ‘B’ cut in the 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and 200 IM. It took times of 2:00.93 in the 200 breaststroke, 1:49.34 in the 200 butterfly, and 1:50.70 in the 200 IM to earn an invite at the 2019 championships. Although the 2020 and 2021 Division III NCAA Championships didn’t occur due to COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins men finished fourth as a team at the 2019 championships. Huang has the potential to add to those points. 

Huang will arrive on campus in fall 2022 as a member of the class of 2026 along with Matthew Hartshorn, Bryce Lloyd, and Shawn Zhou.

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1 year ago

As someone who swam D3 and went through the Hopkins recruitment process, how is he committing before the ED1 release date in December? It’s my understanding D3 has no athletic scholarships, and academic scholarship info is not revealed until at least ED1. Anyone know what I’m missing here?

Reply to  DIIIer
1 year ago

I’ve wondered this too. Every year JHU usually has the earliest commitments among D3. I don’t care and am not trying to tattle/pry, just curious

Reply to  DIIIer
1 year ago

Clearly you didn’t go through our recruiting process

1 year ago

Solid pickup. the bigger question for JHU is how to fill the hole in sprint free that will created when Chen, Corbitt, Davenport, and Hughes leave. They have other breast/IMers. Hard to have an NCAA-competitive team without any sprint freestylers, and those 4 are basically their sprint relays this year.

But, for THIS season… they look darn good. Excited to see what they do at the Dec invitational.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  THEO
1 year ago

Class of 2026 Shawn Zhou. 21.04/45.07/1:40.74 as a 16 year old last April. 50.95 100 fly this fall.

Reply to  Say's Phoebe
1 year ago

45.07 is dirty as a 16yo. That helps.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  THEO
1 year ago

The kids that are going to Hopkins are exceptional students. There is no wiggle room at all on the grades these days … none.

I love seeing so many great swimmers choosing DIII these days. For kids that aren’t going to make it to DI national championships I think that DIII national championships is a much more exciting meet than a lot of conference championships. For kids that can find the right academic match and good academic scholarships I think that DIII can be a great choice.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  THEO
1 year ago

Wu is a junior and Heymann is a sophomore.

I am also looking forward to seeing which events the swimmers choose to race at the Bruno Invite.

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