The award went to a Crimson Tide men's squad that smashed 12 school records, including all five relay marks in 2014
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 - Freshman: At the NCAA Championships:Won the NCAA 50 Freestyle Championship in his first NCAA Championship appearance with a school record 18.95 ... first UA swimmer under 19 seconds in the 50 freestyle.
At the 2014 SEC Championships: Posted a fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships in the 50 freestyle while setting the Alabama school record in a time of 19.23 ... finished seventh at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle ... led off the 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships in a career-best time of 42.78 which ranks third all-time at Alabama ... scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 47.77 to rank seventh all-time at Alabama ... led off the school-record breaking 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the SEC Championships.
Regular Season: Joined the Tide for the spring semester and went undefeated in three 50 freestyle races ... won his lone attempt in the 100 freestyle against Georgia.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Competed for Greece in the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he placed 31st in the 100-meter freestyle ... placed 24th in the 50-meter freestyle at the 15th FINA World Championships with a time of 22.62, making him the second youngest swimmer to finish in the top 25 of the event.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name: Kristian Gkolomeev ... son of Tsvetan and Kristina Gkolomeev ... brothers, Nikola and Ivan ... pre-major studies ... born July 4, 1993.
TOP TIMES: 50 freestyle 18.95 SR 100 freestyle 42.47 100 butterfly 47.77