INDIANAPOLIS — In addition to posting its third-consecutive NCAA top-10 finish, nine members of the 2017 Alabama men’s swimming and diving team earned 21 All-America honors in the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Senior Connor Oslin earned three first-team honors, leading off Alabama’s second-place 200 medley relay and taking third and fourth, respectively, in the 100 and 200 backstroke, to bump his career total to 13. Senior Anton McKee earned one first-team honor, taking second-place in the 200 breaststroke and one honorable-mention accolade (100 breaststroke), bringing his career total to 11. Senior Pavel Romanov earned first-team honors as part of the 200 medley relay for the second year in a row.
Junior Luke Kaliszak earned a trio of first-team honors, including the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, moving his three-year total to 10.
Freshman Zane Waddell earned five All-America honors, with two first-team nods (200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay) and three honorable-mention recognitions (50, 100 freestyles, 400 freestyle relay).
Sophomore Laurent Bams earned one first-team (200 freestyle relay) and two honorable-mention honors (100 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay), for a total of six. Sophomore Robert Howard earned first-team accolades in the 200 freestyle relay and honorable mention in the 400 freestyle relay, to tally three All-America certificates.
Junior Christopher Reid earned one honorable-mention honor (400 freestyle relay), boosting his career total to four. Senior Alex Gray earned honorable-mention honors, swimming on the 400 freestyle relay in prelims, closing his career with five honors.
The top eight finishers in individual or relay events earn first-team honors. Those that finish in the second eight are named to the honorable-mention list.
Since the arrival of head coach Dennis Pursley and his staff prior to the 2013 season, a total of 15 Alabama men have earned 95 All-America honors.