The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America honored those that earned a 3.5 or better grade point average and either participated in the NCAA Championships or earned a “B” time standard
The Tide's total includes 24 women's swimmers and divers, 19 men's swimmers and divers, 12 gymnasts, six women's basketball players and four men's basketball players
Alabama Highlights: 2016 - Junior: Posted a career-best time in the 200 backstroke (1:45.54) at the Bulldog Invite, ranking seventh all-time at Alabama … competed at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay, 100 and 200 backstroke, and 100 butterfly … competed at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 100-meter and 200m backstroke and 100m and 200m butterfly … scored at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 100 butterfly, taking 16th, 100 and 200 backstroke, taking 14th in both … also competed in the 50 freestyle, 400 medley relay, 800 freestyle relay and 200 butterfly at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … scored at South Carolina in the 100 backstroke, taking fourth … also competed in the 200 backstroke at South Carolina … scored at the opening meet at Delta State in the 400 medley relay, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, taking third in both … also competed in the 400 freestyle relay at Delta State.
2015 - Sophomore: Posted career-best times in the 100 backstroke (48.30) and 200 backstroke (1:46.14) as well as the 100 butterfly (47.97) and 200 butterfly (1:47.54) at the Bulldog Invite … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester … carries a 3.691 cumulative GPA into his junior year.
2014 - Freshman: Competed in the individual medley, backstroke and butterfly events during the regular season … posted four career-best times at the Bulldog Invitational in the butterfly and backstroke events … named to SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 GPA) for the fall semester and a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Amanda Galbraith at Memphis Home Education Association and Dan Schultz at Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club … two-time Scholastic All-American … 2013 NISCA All American … fourth in 100 backstroke and individual medley at the state championships … set Shelby County record in the 200 individual medley … help set records in the 200 individual medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and 400 freestyle relay for Shelby County … helped team win back to back Shelby County championships … helped team finish second in 2012 Tennessee State Championships … Junior National qualifier … High Point winner at 2013 Senior Long Course Zones.
Personal Information: Full name: Jacob William Kelsoe … son of Fay and Jim Kelsoe … brother, Cooper … sister, Katie … marketing major … born April 22, 1994.