Brian Mead, a graduate of Gunn High in 2000, is one of eight news members of the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted during ceremonies on Saturday.
The eight-member class is the 22nd to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 176.
Gunn High grad Brian Mead will be inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Athletics.
Mead was the first four-time ACWPC All-American in school history and the first three-time ACWPC First Team All-American, as well. More than 10 years after he concluded his record-breaking career, he remains one of just two players to achieve either of these feats. He was the first, and remains the only, four-time CWPA All-South selection in school history and was the 2002 and 2004 CWPA Division III Eastern Tournament MVP.
One of the most dangerous goal-scorers in school history, Mead led the Blue Jays in goals in each of his four seasons and set a school record with 100 goals as a senior in 2004. His 100-goal season remains one of just two such performances in school history and the mark wasn't topped until 2012. His career record for points (399) also held until 2012 and has been surpassed just twice since he graduated.
Mead's individual accomplishments translated directly into team success. Hopkins won the Division III Eastern Championship three times during his career and posted a then program record 18 wins in 2004.
The 67 wins the Blue Jays produced during his career were the most in any four-year period at that time. In addition to his efforts in water polo, Mead was also a member of the highly successful Johns Hopkins men's swimming team as a freshman.