The 24 summer graduates will join the 117 Tide student-athletes who graduated following the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally to 141 for the 2011-12 academic year
Sophomore BJ Hornikel posts a career-best 1:34.81 in the 200 freestyle to take second at the SEC Championships Friday night; the women's 400 medley relay shattered the school record by more than two seconds
Both the men and the women won nine of 16 events on the day
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Junior: Competed at the SEC Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles ... posted a career-best time in the 500 freestyle at the UT Invite, touching the wall at 4:32.90.
COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS Limestone College - 2010 - Sophomore: Earned All-American honors with a 9th place finish in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Division II Championships ... Academic All-American ... Limestone College MVP... earned All-Conference Carolinas honors in the 500 and 200 freestyle... set a new school record in the 500 freestyle (4:34.80).
2009 - Freshman: All-Conference Carolinas in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle, the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 400 medley relay... took second in the 200 freestyle at the conference championship... earned All-American honors as a member of the 400 freestyle relay and honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 freestyle... set a new school record in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.36... helped the Saints' 800 freestyle relay team set a new school record of 6:49.90.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Two-year varsity letterman... competed in the UNSS national championship... took first place in 2003 in 200 freestyle at UNSS national championships.
Personal Information: Full name: Gilles Gutnecht ... son of Sylviane Colombani and Jean Gutnecht ... brother - Nicolas ... sister - Fanny ... management major ... born February 7, 1989.