Sophomore BJ Hornikel posted his second SEC Championships runner-up finish in as many days, earning a silver medal in the 100 freestyle with a career-best time of 42.98, just 24 hours after taking second in the 200 freestyle
Alabama Highlights: 2011 - Senior: Redshirted ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2010 - Junior: Posted Alabama's top 50 and 100 freestyle times of the season with a 23.34 in the 50 at the SEC Championships and a 50.49 in the 100 at the Bulldog Invitational ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall and spring semesters ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors.
2009 - Sophomore: Set the school record in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships with a time of 49.26 ... set the school record as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays at the SEC Championships, swimming the freestyle leg on both ... turned a career-best time in the 50 freestyle, touching at 22.95 which ranks her third all-time at Alabama, and the 100 butterfly, 53.96, which ranks her sixth all-time for the Tide, at the SEC Championships ... scored in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 12th and 16th place, respectively ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall and spring semesters ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors.
2008 - Freshman: Competed at the NCAA Championships as part of the Crimson Tide's 18th place 400 freestyle relay and 20th place 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays as well as the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... posted a career-best 23.22 in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships which ranks her fifth all-time for the Tide ... swam a career-best 54.22 in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships which makes her fourth all-time for the Tide ... led off the Tide's school record setting 200 freestyle relay at the Alabama Classic, 1:30.81 ... part of the school record setting 400 freestyle relay at the Alabama Classic, 3:20.33 ... scored in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, taking 15th in both, and the 50 freestyle, taking 16th, at the SEC Championships ... earned a 4.0 grade point average in the fall and spring, earning President's List (4.0 GPA) honors both semesters ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned the Tide's Angelika Knipping Most Valuable Freshman award ... earned CSCAA Scholar All-American honors.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Nykopings Simgymnasium, Nykoping and Sk Agir in Ostersund, Sweden ... silver medalist at the Swedish Junior Championship, in the 50 butterfly in 2004 and 2007 ... finaled in the 50 butterfly, 100 butterfly and 50 backstroke at the 2006 Swedish National Short Course Meter Championships ... took fifth in 50 butterfly at the 2007 Swedish National Long Course Meters Championships and finaled in the 100 butterfly and freestyle.
Personal Information: Full name: Ida Margareta Persson ... daughter of Lars Persson and Gunilla Holm Persson ... brother Anders and two sisters Maria and Anna ... graphic design major ... born October 7, 1987.
Top Times: 100 freestyle 49.26 SR 50 freestyle 22.95 100 butterfly 53.96