Daniel Wodicka ’14 had many choices when considering colleges. But he says the combination of a strong biomedical engineering program and the opportunity to play for Football Coach Jim Margraff made the decision to attend Johns Hopkins University an easy one.
Wodicka, who was honored as one of the nation’s five regional Scholar Athletes of the Year in 2010 by the National Football Foundation for his high school record, has had even more success at Johns Hopkins. As a junior wide receiver, he caught a team-record 87 passes for 1,245 years and seven touchdowns during the 2012 season. That performance helped Johns Hopkins win the Centennial Conference and advanced to the NCAA playoffs for only the third time in school history.
During past summers, Wodicka has pursued concussion-related research at Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, where his father is a founding director. There, he worked in the lab, mostly examining MRI brain images as part of an effort to better diagnose concussions.