The Alabama swimming and diving teams are in Blacksburg, Virginia this week to compete in the H2Okie Fall Invitational at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Competition starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The Crimson Tide men surged from sixth to fourth on the final day of the SEC Championships paced by an SEC title and record by freshman Anton McKee
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Freshman: Scored in the 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 24th place ... ranks sixth all-time at Alabama in the 1650 freestyle after posting a time of 16:40.62 against Florida State in the regular season ... competed in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships, posting a time of 4:54.10 which ranks her eighth all-time at Alabama ... ranks fourth all-time in the 1000 freestyle after posting a 9:56.70 against Florida in the regular season ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 GPA or better) for both the fall and spring semesters ... carries a 3.74 cumulative GPA into her sophomore year.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Chris Nesbit at TSS Aquatic ... placed 14th in 5km open water at 2013 FINA World Championships ... a three-time 5km open water Australian Women's Champion ... represented the Australian swim team in the FINA World Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2013 ... Junior World champion and record holder in the 800m freestyle at 2011 FINA Junior World Championships ... received silver in the 400m freestyle and bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay at 2011 FINA Junior World Championships ... gold medalist in the 1500m freestyle and silver medalist in the 800m freestyle at 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships ... three-time bronze medalist in the National Australian women's 1500m freestyle ... winner of multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Australian Age Nationals ... broke records in both the 400m and 800m freestyle at the Australian Age nationals ... received academic excellence awards in all four high school years ... earned the Principle's Academic and Merit award ... was Sportsperson of the Year four times in high school.
Personal Information: Full name: Bonnie Louise Macdonald ... daughter of Shannon and Ian Macdonald ... economics major ... born December 16, 1995.