2010 - Junior: Scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 16th place ... Also competed in the 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 100 backstroke with a 49.02 at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-best 1:48.89 in the 200 backstroke at the UT Invite ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the spring semester ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors..
2009 - Sophomore: Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships, posting a career-best 1:50.40 in the 200 backstroke which ranks him 10th all-time at Alabama ... swam a career-best 48.57 in the 100 backstroke at the Bulldog Invitational, which ranks him fourth all-time at Alabama.
2008 - Freshman:
Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 IM at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-best time of 46.87 in the 100 freestyle at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the spring semester.
Swam for Terri Hubauer at Oneonta High School ... swam for Travis Smith at Greater Trussville Aquatic club ... runner-up in 100 backstroke at Alabama High school state championship as a junior and senior.
Full name: Alan Matthew Axford ... son of Wylie and Sue Axford ... has three sisters, Margie, Penny, Leigh, and a brother, B.J. ... geography major ... born January 30, 1989.
100 backstroke 48.57
200 backstroke 1:48.89
100 freestyle 46.87