Hollinshead Commits to Georgetown University

Hollinshead and his dog, Scout, after announcing his big decision.
Hollinshead and his dog, Scout, after announcing his big decision.

People dream about being able to attend one of our country’s top colleges. Most top-ranked schools have sub-20% acceptance rates, so getting the opportunity to attend these schools requires a lot of hard work in the classroom. Henry Hollinshead has worked extremely hard in both the classroom and the pool to get to where he is now. Hollinshead, a lifelong swimmer, recently announced his commitment to Georgetown University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. He had a wide array of options that were attributed to both his excellent academic performance and swim record, but Hollinshead ultimately chose to become a Hoya because of Georgetown’s incredible academic and swim programs. Everyone at the Falcon News Feed is extremely excited for Henry, and we decided to interview him about the big news:


Q: How does it feel to know that you’re going to a fantastic school next year?

A: It is great to know that my hard work in the pool and in the classroom has paid off.


Q: What drew you to Georgetown?

A: I saw an opportunity to make a big impact on Georgetown’s team, which could potentially win the Big East conference within the next couple of years. When I went on my recruiting trip, I loved the team, the school, and the location.


Q: Are you excited about living in Washington DC?

A: DC is awesome. There is so much going on there, which may be tough since I will have to focus and study most of the time.


Q: What does “Hoya Saxa!”, Georgetown’s cheer, mean to you?

A: I think it technically means something like “what rocks” in Latin. It doesn’t have a deep meaning to me yet, but I know that the chant has been around Georgetown for centuries, so I am sure that the chant will be very meaningful to me four years from now.


Q: What is your ultimate goal at Georgetown?

A: To excel in the classroom and in the pool while setting myself up for life after college.

Congrats, Henry!