In addition to being the last meet of the regular season, the competition will also be Alabama's Power of Pink meet to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer and the Tide will honor it seniors with a pre-meet ceremony
In the first swimming and diving meet of the 2015-16 collegiate season, Alabama's men beat DSU, 213-49, while the Crimson Tide women won 219-42
Alabama Highlights: 2016 – Senior: Scored at the SEC Championships in the 100 butterfly, taking 14th …also competed in the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay, taking second … also competed in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … scored at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 400-meter medley relay and 100m butterfly, taking fifth and fourth, respectively … also competed in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle against Tennessee … competed at the 2015 AT&T Winter Championships in the 100m butterfly … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 100 butterfly, taking fourth … scored in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, taking 19th in both … also competed in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … finaled in the 400 medley relay at South Carolina, taking top honors … scored in the 100 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay at South Carolina, taking fourth and second, respectively … also competed in the 200 butterfly at South Carolina … scored in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays at the home meet against Auburn, taking fourth and third, respectively … also competed in the 200 and 100 butterfly against Auburn … finaled in the 400 medley relay at the season opener at Delta State University, taking top honors … scored in the 100 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay, taking second in both, as well as the 100 freestyle, taking fourth, at Delta State.
2015 – Summer: Competed in the 100 butterfly at the 2015 FINA World Championships … part of Kuwait’s 27th place 400 medley relay at the World Championships.
2015 - Junior: Posted a career-best 20.68 in the 50 freestyle at the H2Okies Invite … posted career-best times in the 100 freestyle (43.95) as well as the 100 butterfly (47.12) and 200 butterfly (1:47.81) at the SEC Championships … scored in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 19th, and in the 100 butterfly, taking 14th … also competed in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Sophomore: Competed in the butterfly and freestyle events during the regular season … posted career-best marks in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational with times of 20.97, 48.25 and 1:48.14, respectively.
2013 - Freshman: Posted career-best times in both the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational, turning in marks of 45.30 and 49.13, respectively.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Bruno Darzi and David Cowmeadow at Coral Spring Swim Club ... member of the Kuwait National Team ... top-16 finisher at the Florida Sectionals ... won the 100m butterfly and freestyle at the Gulf Aquatic Long Course Championships at the Hamad Aquatic Complex in Kuwait.
Personal Information: Full name: Abbas M. Qali ... son of Amina Dashti and Mohammed Hasan Qali ... human performance exercise science major... born October 11, 1992.