BIRMINGHAM – Alabama senior Robert Howard has been named the Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Howard has started his senior season strong, as the nation’s top-ranked 50 freestyler after winning the event with a 19.77 against then top-10 Texas A&M last Saturday.

Howard led the then No.17-ranked Alabama squad to a decisive 162-136 upset win over the Aggies. He won both the 50 and 200 freestyles and anchored both the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.