The NCAA Award of Valor is given to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate athletics, or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution who, when confronted with a situation involving personal danger, averted or minimized potential disaster by courageous action or noteworthy bravery
Alabama Highlights: 2015 Senior: Voted captain of the 2015 men's team ... Alabama Student-Athlete Advisory Committee executive board member.
2014 - Junior: Voted captain of the 2014 men's team ... competed at the NCAA Championships, swimming the anchor leg of the 800 freestyle relay ... swam the anchor leg on the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 13th place after posting a career-best 1:44.52 in prelims which ranks him fifth all-time for the Tide ... posted a career-best 48.54 in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, which ranks him ninth all-time at Alabama ... posted a career-best 1:37.28 in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester ... carries a 3.66 cumulative GPA entering his senior year.
2013 - Sophomore: Scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 48.92 ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 1:46.73 ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall and spring semesters ... carries a 3.81 GPA for his career ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American.
2012 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-best 1:39.65 in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... named to the President's List (4.0 grade point average) for the fall semester ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Mike Gunner and Kate Wade at Bob Jones High School and Matt Webber at Huntsville Swim Association ... team captain ... member of six Alabama High School State Championship teams ... 2010 Alabama High School State 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle champion ... set Alabama State High School record as part of the 400 freestyle relay ... 2009 and 2010 High School All-American ... U.S. Open qualifier ... USA Junior National qualifier ... Physics Club ... National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Full name: Phillip Gerald Deaton, Jr ... son of Wendy and Phil Deaton ... brother, Mitchell ... chemical engineering major ... born January 13, 1993.