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
While the swimmers and divers capped off the two days of work on two different Habitat for Humanity building sites, more than 75 student-athletes from more than half the Crimson Tide's teams stepped up to lend a helping hand, both for the community and in Servati's memory
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing
Alabama Highlights: 2013 - Sophomore: Competed in the 200 freestyle and both the 100 and 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester ... carries a 3.55 GPA for his career ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... turned in career-best times in both the 100 and 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships, touching at 49.57 and 1:49.22 respectively ... dropped more than a second off his career-best in the 100 backstroke ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Coached by Lucas Smith and Barbara Aguirre at Shock Wave Aquatic Team and Tupelo High School ... U.S. Open qualifier and two-time NCSA Junior National Championship competitor ... set the state records in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was part of the state record setting 200 medley and freestyle relays ... Tupelo Sports Council Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2010 ... Tupelo High School to four consecutive Mississippi State Championships ... Rotary Scholar ... National Spanish Honor Society
Personal Information: Full name: John Albert Servati ... son of Janet Gaston and Albert Servati ... sisters, Sarah and Catherine ... general business major ... born February 1, 1993.