Crews Wellford
Crews  Wellford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University

Height:
6-4

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Experience:
3L



01/22/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Closes Regular Season Saturday at Home against Georgia Tech

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

01/08/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Closes out Day One of Competition with Tennessee with Relay Win

The men’s 400-meter medley relay of Christopher Reid, Pavel Romanov, Brett Walsh and Kristian Gkolomeev finished off the night with a win

11/21/2015

Alabama Swimming and Diving’s Saunders has Record Smashing Night

The senior bettered her own school mark in the 200 backstroke before breaking the six-year old 100 freestyle mark on the last night of the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational

11/20/2015

Alabama Swimming and Diving’s Nonnenberg Does It Again

The sophomore broke her second school record in as many days at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, leading Alabama to six individual wins on the night

11/19/2015

Alabama Swimming and Diving’s Mia Nonnenberg Crushes 30-year old School Record

The sophomore bettered the 500 freestyle mark set in 1985 by more than three seconds

Alabama Highlights:
2016 – Senior:
Named captain of the 2015-16 Crimson Tide men’s squad … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle, taking fourth in both … also competed in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … finaled at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 200-meter freestyle and 400m freestyle relay, taking top honors … also scored in the 200m backstroke and 400m medley relay against Tennessee, taking second and fifth, respectively … also competed in the 50m freestyle against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 800 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors in both, as well as the 200 medley relay, taking second, 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, taking third in both, and 100 backstroke, taking sixth … scored in the 50 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, taking 17th … also competed in the 400 medley relay and 100 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … finaled at South Carolina in the 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors … also scored in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at South Carolina, taking second and fourth, respectively … scored in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at the home meet against Auburn, taking fourth in both … also scored in the 200 freestyle relay against Auburn, taking third … finaled at the season opener at Delta State University in the 200 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors in both … also scored in the 400 medley relay and 200 freestyle at Delta State, taking third and fourth, respectively.

2015 - Summer:
Part of the Tide’s school-record setting 400-meter freestyle relay that finished sixth at the USA National Championships … posted top-25 finishes at the USA National Championships in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

2015 - Junior:
Part of the Tide’s 800 freestyle relay team that finished 18th at the NCAA Championships … part of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay that took sixth at the SEC Championships … scored at the SEC Championships in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, taking 18th and 14th, respectively … also competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships … posted a career-best 47.73 in the 100 backstroke, which ranks him fourth all time at Alabama.

2014 – Summer:
Earned a spot in the “C” final of the 200-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, posting a time of 2:02.12 … posted a 56.33 in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, taking 25th place.

2014 - Sophomore:
Competed at the NCAA Championships on the Tide’s 800 freestyle relay … broke the school record in the 100 backstroke during prelims of the SEC Championships with a 47.85 … scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 22nd place … scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships taking 15th place with a time of 1:44.03 which ranks him third all-time at Alabama … competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships … part of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships … picked up an individual victory in four different events during the regular season including both backstroke events and the 100 and 200 freestyles.

2013 - Freshman:
Scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships after posting a career-best time of 1:46.74 in prelims, which ranks him sixth all-time at Alabama ... also competed in the 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Louis Demetiades and Bryan Parker at Memphis Tiger Swimming ... 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifier ... 2011 USA Junior National qualifier ... 2010 SES Zone All-Star team ... earned Memphis Tiger's leadership award in 2011 and 2012 ... Memphis University School team captain as a junior and senior and most valuable swimmer as a junior ... Best of Preps finalist in 2011 and 2012.

Personal Information:
Full name: William Lewis Crews Wellford ... son of Donna and Scott Wellford ... brother, Peterson ... consumer science major ... born December 29, 1992.

Top Times:
100 backstroke 47.73
200 backstroke 1:44.03
100 freestyle 45.52
200 freestyle 1:37.67