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BJ Hornikel
BJ Hornikel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boblingen, Germany

High School:
Stratford

Height:
6-4

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
3L



05/02/2014

58 Student-Athletes Slated for Commencement Including 11 All-Americans

That total includes 11 who earned All-America honors during their Crimson Tide career and three that earned one of the NCAA's highest academic honors

05/01/2014

The Battle Plan

This has been the most difficult week of the 13 months I have been at the University.

04/25/2014

Alabama Places 48 Student-Athletes on 2014 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing

04/21/2014

Student-Athletes Award Banquet Held Monday Evening

Senior golfers Cory Whitsett and Stephanie Meadow were named the winners of the Paul W. Bryant Award given annually to the top male and female student-athlete

04/21/2014

Student-Athletes Award Banquet Held Monday Evening

Senior golfers Cory Whitsett and Stephanie Meadows were named the winners of the Paul W. Bryant Award given annually to the top male and female student-athlete

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