The Crimson Tide of Alabama held their annual awards banquet this past Friday to recognize the achievements of their men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
Over the course of this season, Alabama had ten total athletes who were All-Americans. Academically, women’s team was 2nd in the SEC with an overall GPA of 3.55. The men also eclipsed to 3.5 barrier.
Head coach Dennis Pursley gave out, in total, eight awards at their banquet. The recipients were:
- Coaches Award: Will Freeman & Mia Nonnenberg
- Most Outstanding Swimmer: Anton McKee, Connor Oslin & Bailey Scott
- Most Outstanding Diver: Brent Sagert & Kara Fredlock
- Most Valuable: Robert Howard & Alexis Preski
- Most Dedicated: Daniel Kober & Nicole Raicik
- Best Competitor: Laurent Bams & Hannah Musser
- Leadership Award: Carlo Rezzonico & Mia Nonnenberg
- Most Spirited: Jack Hadjiconstantinou
SEC Champion Connor Oslin shared the Most Outstanding Swimmer Award with Anton McKee, who is an Icelandic Olympian. Oslin won the 100 backstroke at SECs this year, breaking 45.00 and finished 3rd at NCAAs in the same event. McKee finished 16th at NCAAs in the 100 breast but was running up to Will Licon in the 200 distance.
Bailey Scott won the same award for the women. Scott finished 13th at NCAAs in the 50 freestyle this year. She also finished 9th in the 100 freestyle at SECs and 3rd in the 50. She was an Honorable Mention All-American and was the first Alabama woman to break 22 seconds in the 50 freestyle.