BJ Hornikel posted a career-best 42.46 in the finals of the 100 freestyle, posting his fourth personal best in a month and breaking the school mark set by four-time Olympic gold medalist Jon Olsen in 1991
The junior touched the wall with a time of 19.72, just a hundredth of a second off his career-best set earlier this season during the Southeastern Conference Championships in February
Alabama Highlights: 2012 - Sophomore: Honorable mention All-American in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... scored in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships, taking 13th place ... went undefeated in the 100 freestyle during the regular season for the second year in a row ... posted a top-25 finish in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Championships, taking 22nd place ... earned second team All-Southeastern Conference honors after picking up a pair of runner-up finishes in the SEC's premiere events, the 100 and 200 freestyle ... ranks second all-time at Alabama in both the 100 and 200 freestyles, behind four-time Olympic gold medalist Jon Olsen, after turning in career-best times of 42.98 in the 100 freestyle and 1:34.81 in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... slashed three seconds off his previous career-best time in the 200 freestyle and half a second off his 100 freestyle time ... also scored in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 12th place, with a career-best time of 19.93, which ranks him four all-time for the Tide ... earned the Crimson Tide's Marshall Shoemaker Most Dedicated award ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall semester ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2011 - Freshman: Freshman All-SEC ... posted the league's top rookie finish at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle ... scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 16th in the 50 and eighth in the 100 ... trimmed nearly a second off his then best time in the 50 freestyle and a second and a half in the 100 freestyle ... also competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... part of Alabama's school-record setting 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 100 freestyle ... named SEC Freshman of the Week (10/12/10) ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Arne Borgstrom Most Valuable Newcomer ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall and spring semesters.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Dave Horton at City of Charleston Southern Marlins Racing Team ... also swam for Stratford High School ... state high school champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle in 2009 and 2010 ... set the state high school record in the 100 freestyle ... two-time All-American ... four-year all-state ... Stratford MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... twice named the Post and Courier High School Swimmer of the Year ... won seven state titles ... set the South Carolina state record in the 100 freestyle (short course and long course), the 50 freestyle (long course) and as part of the 400 and 800 freestyle relays ... earned City of Charleston SMRT's "Most Outstanding" award in 2010 ... named South Carolina Swimming's Howard Wheeler award winner ... Stratford's "Athlete of the Year ... two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.
Personal Information: Full name: Bjoern Hornikel ... son of Angelika and Jochen Hornikel ... brother, Armin ... kinesiology major ... born May 6, 1992.