Sophomore Angely Martinez led Alabama on day four of the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Texas A&M Natatorium this week after taking eighth place in the platform diving event.
Freshman Brian Westlake once again led the way for the Tide, taking third place in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:34.54
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Junior: Voted captain of the 2014 men's team.
2013 - Sophomore: Had a top-10 finish in the 200 backstroke at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 48.92, which ranks him 10th all-time for the Tide ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 1:46.73, which ranks him fourth all-time for the Tide ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall and spring semesters ... carries a 3.81 GPA for his career ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American.
2012 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-best 1:39.65 in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... named to the President's List (4.0 grade point average) for the fall semester ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Mike Gunner and Kate Wade at Bob Jones High School and Matt Webber at Huntsville Swim Association ... team captain ... member of six Alabama High School State Championship teams ... 2010 Alabama High School State 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle champion ... set Alabama State High School record as part of the 400 freestyle relay ... 2009 and 2010 High School All-American ... U.S. Open qualifier ... USA Junior National qualifier ... Physics Club ... National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Full name: Phillip Gerald Deaton, Jr ... son of Wendy and Phil Deaton ... brother, Mitchell ... chemical engineering major ... born January 13, 1993.