Edmund Minihan was one of three Georgetown sprinters selected to compete in the Paris Games. Only seventeen years old in 1900, he had studied at Seton Hall and Fordham College before entering the Prep School. At the Olympics, he finished third in the 60 meters dash and won the 100 meters handicap race, becoming the first Hoya to win an Olympic gold medal. After leaving Georgetown, he was on the pitching rosters of the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Reds.
At the time of the Games, the university=s prep division was still housed on campus. Although it had formally changed its name to the Georgetown College Preparatory School in 1899, it did not move off campus until 1919 and legal ties to the university were not severed until 1927.