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BJ Hornikel
BJ Hornikel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boblingen, Germany

High School:
Stratford

Height:
6-4

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
3L



04/16/2014

Swimming and Diving Celebrates Record Smashing Season

04/11/2014

Swimming and Diving Recognizes Outstanding 2013-14 Season with Year-End Banquet

In his second year at the helm at Alabama, head coach Dennis Pursley continued his turnaround of the program as the Tide had both an SEC Champion and NCAA Champion for the first time since 2007

04/08/2014

Eight Swimmers and Divers Earn All-American Honors in 2014

The six men who earned honors are the most since the 2007 squad produced six All-Americans while this season also marked the first time in four years that the Tide women have produced multiple All-American honorees

03/29/2014

Swimming and Diving Takes 12th at the Men's NCAA Championships

It was Alabama's first top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships since 2007 and the highest finish since 2003 when the Crimson Tide also finished 12th

03/28/2014

Swimmers Break Records on Day Two of the Men's NCAA Championships

Alabama broke the school record in the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle on day two in Austin

Alabama Highlights:
2013 - Junior:
Earned All-America honors in the 100 freestyle after taking fifth at the NCAA Championships, turning in a school record time of 42.46, eclipsing the previous school mark of 42.69 set by four-time Olympic gold medalist Jon Olsen in 1991 ... earned Honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Championships, turning in a career-best time of 1:34.44 making him second all-time at Alabama ... touched wall at 19.72 in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... finaled in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at the SEC Championships, taking eighth, fourth and third, respectively... posted a career-best 19.71 in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships making him second all-time at Alabama... won the 100 freestyle in four different meets and the 200 freestyle in three different meets during the regular season ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 - Sophomore:
Honorable mention All-American in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... scored in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... human performance exercise science major ... born May 6, 1992.

Top Times:
50 freestyle 19.71
100 freestyle 42.46 SR
200 freestyle 1:34.44