Sophomore BJ Hornikel posted his second SEC Championships runner-up finish in as many days, earning a silver medal in the 100 freestyle with a career-best time of 42.98, just 24 hours after taking second in the 200 freestyle
The Crimson Tide women broke the three-year old school 200 medley relay record
Alabama Highlights: 2012 - Sophomore: Swam the 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 IM at the SEC Championships ... led off the Tide's 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships with a career-best 1:48.66, which ranks fourth all-time at Alabama ... earned the Tide's Debra Hobart Perseverance, Determination and Spirit award for the second year in a row ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the spring semester.
2011 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 200 IM at the SEC Championships ... posted career-best times in the 100 freestyle, 100 and 200 butterfly and 200 IM at the SEC Championships, touching at 50.75, 55.24, 2:03.45 and 2:01.50 respectively ... shaved nearly four seconds off her previous best in the 200 IM, which ranks her sixth all time at Alabama ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors ... earned the Crimson Tide's Debra Hobart Perseverance, Determination and Spirit award ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Dan Flack at Baylor School and for Dan Flack, Tom Smith and Laura Pitman on the Baylor Swim Club ... led the Baylor School to the 2009 Public and Independent High School National Championship ... National Public and Independent High School record holder as part of the 200 medley relay in 2009 ... national champion as part of the 200 medley relay in 2009 ... state champion as part of the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays in 2009 and 2010 ... took third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly at the 2010 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship ... finished third in the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle at the 2009 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship ... team captain 2009-2010 ... member of the National Honor Society ... Business Club Secretary ... member of the Round Table, French Club and Red Circle ... served as a writing and peer tutor ... dorm prefect.
Personal Information: Full name: Anna Rae Gwarjanski ... daughter of Kelly and David Gwarjanski ... sisters, Abigail and Ashleigh ... double major in French and journalism ... born July 15, 1992.