Sprinter Laurent Bams was named SEC Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year while junior backstroker Connor Oslin was named the SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Alabama Highlights: 2016 - Junior: Earned SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors while carrying a 3.9 cumulative grade point in biology on a pre-med tract … earned first team All-SEC honors … led off Alabama’s first NCAA Championship winning relay in the 200 medley relay, which broke the school record with a 1:22.28 … also led off the third-fastest and school-record breaking 400 medley relay at this year’s NCAA Championships and scored in the championship finals of the 100 and 200 backstroke, taking second in the 100 (45.16) and fifth in the 200 (1:39.85, a school record) … SEC Champion in the 100 backstroke with a 45.25, marking this the first time an Alabama swimmer has won consecutive SEC titles in the same event since Vlad Polyakov won the 100 breaststroke in 2005, 2006 and 2007 … bettered his own school record in the 200 backstroke with his second-place finish time of 1:40.42 at the SEC Championships … also finaled as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays at the SEC Championships, taking third in both … scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 14th … finaled at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay, 50 backstroke and 200 backstroke, taking top honors … also scored in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly against Georgia Tech, taking second and fourth, respectively … scored at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 400-meter medley relay, 400m freestyle relay and 200m butterfly, taking fourth in all three, and the 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly, taking fifth in both … also competed in the 200m backstroke against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 50 and 100 backstroke and the 200 and 400 medley relays, taking top honors in all four events … scored in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke, taking second in both, as well as the 200 butterfly, taking ninth at the Georgia Tech Invitational … also competed in the 200 freestyle relay, 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay at the Georgia Tech Invitational … finaled at South Carolina in the 400 medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly, taking top honors in all of his events at the meet … finaled in the 200 medley relay at the home meet against Auburn, taking top honors … scored in the 100 and 200 backstroke against Auburn, taking second in both as well as in the 100 butterfly, taking fifth … finaled in the 400 medley relay, 100 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay at the season opener at Delta State University, taking top honors in all three … also scored in the 100 freestyle at Delta State, taking third… named a Peach of an Athlete by the Boy Scouts of America in his native Georgia. 2015 - Sophomore: Swam the backstroke leg at the NCAA Championships on the Tide’s second place 200 medley relay that set the school record and its third place 400 medley relay … NCAA finalist in the 100 backstroke, taking fifth place … set a school record in the 100 backstroke with a 45.08 lead-off leg as part of the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships … scored in the 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships, taking 13th … earned First Team All-America honors in the 100 backstroke as well as the 200 and 400 medley relay ... honorable mention All-American in the 200 backstroke … SEC Champion in the 100 backstroke and as part of the 400 medley relay … set an SEC and school record as part of the 400 medley relay … set the school record in the 200 backstroke and as part of the 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships … First Team All-SEC … finaled at the SEC Championships in the 200 backstroke, taking fourth … also scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 12th and posting a career-best 46.76 which ranks him fourth all time at Alabama … part of the Tide’s SEC runner-up 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays … swam a career-best 1:46.76 in the 200 butterfly at the H2Okie Invitational, which ranks him 10th all-time at Alabama … finished no worse than second in either the 100 or 200 backstroke … showed versatility as he picked up wins in five different races … also swam on six relay winning teams during the regular season … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … First Team CSCAA Scholar All-American … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team … earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 GPA) for the spring semester … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester … carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA into his junior year.
2014 – Summer: Earned a top-16 finish in the 50-meter backstroke at the USA Summer National Championships … finished in the top-30 in the 100m backstroke and top-40 in the 200m backstroke at the USA Summer National Championships.
2014 - Freshman: Earned All-American honors in both the 200 and 400 medley relays after both quartets posted top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships … lowered his own school record in the 100 backstroke to 46.33 as the leadoff of the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, which is more than a second faster than the nearest swimmer on the Tide’s all-time list … competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships … part of the Tide’s 200 medley relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championships with a 1;24.47 … Second Team All-SEC … earned a place on the SEC All-Freshman Team … finished sixth in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a school record time of 46.77 … also set the school record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:42.46 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships … swam on three relays – 200 and 400 medley and 800 freestyle - that set school records at the SEC Championships … broke his own school record in the 100 backstroke in the leadoff leg of 400 medley relay at the SEC Championships with a time of 46.47 … narrowly missed scoring in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 48.09 … named to SEC Academic Honor Roll … CSCAA Scholar All-American … earned a place on the President’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for both the fall and spring semesters.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Lisa Jacobi at Harrison High school and Yit Aun Lim and Jim Heilman for the Marietta Marlins … set seven school records … two-year captain … three-time High School Swimmer of the Year … two-time first team all-county … second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 backstroke at States … All-American … 2012 High Point winner at Georgia Senior State meet … 2013 High Point runner-up at Short Course Senior Sectionals … 2013 club team Swimmer of the Year … Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200 butterfly … top 10% of graduating class … 4.41 GPA … Honor Roll … National Honor Society … Beta Club … AP Scholar.
Personal Information: Full name: Connor Joseph Oslin … son of Cindy and Gary Oslin … brother, Cameron … biology major … born September 14, 1994.
Top Times: 100 backstroke 45.08 SR 200 backstroke 1:39.85 SR 100 butterfly 46.76 200 butterfly 1:46.76 200 individual medley 1:51.84