In addition to being the last meet of the regular season, the competition will also be Alabama's Power of Pink meet to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer and the Tide will honor it seniors with a pre-meet ceremony
Rising juniors Kristian Gkolomeev and Anton McKee also broke four Alabama long course records while competing in Kazan, Russia
Alabama Highlights: 2016 – Senior: Scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay and 200 butterfly, taking fourth in both, as well the 100 butterfly, taking fifth … also competed in the 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … competed at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 50-meter butterfly, 200m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 200 butterfly, taking tenth … scored in the 100 butterfly, taking 13th, and 100 breaststroke, taking 19th, at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … also competed in the 200 individual medley, 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … competed in the 200 and 100 butterfly at South Carolina … scored at the season opener at Delta State University in the 400 medley relay and 100 butterfly, taking third and fourth, respectively, as well as in the 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay, taking fifth in both.
2015 – Summer: Competed in the 100 butterfly at the 2015 FINA World Championships … part of Kuwait’s 27th place 400 medley relay at the World Championships.
2015 - Junior: Posted a career-best 20.68 in the 50 freestyle at the H2Okies Invite … posted career-best times in the 100 freestyle (43.95) as well as the 100 butterfly (47.12) and 200 butterfly (1:47.81) at the SEC Championships … scored in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 19th, and in the 100 butterfly, taking 14th … also competed in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Sophomore: Competed in the butterfly and freestyle events during the regular season … posted career-best marks in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational with times of 20.97, 48.25 and 1:48.14, respectively.
2013 - Freshman: Posted career-best times in both the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational, turning in marks of 45.30 and 49.13, respectively.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Bruno Darzi and David Cowmeadow at Coral Spring Swim Club ... member of the Kuwait National Team ... top-16 finisher at the Florida Sectionals ... won the 100m butterfly and freestyle at the Gulf Aquatic Long Course Championships at the Hamad Aquatic Complex in Kuwait.
Personal Information: Full name: Abbas M. Qali ... son of Amina Dashti and Mohammed Hasan Qali ... human performance exercise science major... born October 11, 1992.