Kristian Gkolomeev posts the fastest 50 freestyle time in the nation on the way to the win
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Sophomore: Earned All-American honors in the 200 and 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays after each quartet posted top eight finishes at the NCAA Championships ... part of the Tide's 200 medley relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championships with a 1:24.47 ... scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 13th, 12th and 13th, respectively ... his 19.79 in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships was a career-best and this him for fifth all-time at Alabama ... posted a career-best 43.55 in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, ranking him sixth all-time at Alabama ... posted a career-best 47.21 in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, moving him into third place all-time at Alabama ... swam on four relay teams at the SEC Championships that set school records, including the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that both shaved two and a half seconds off the previous marks ... named Second Team All-SEC ... picked up a victory in the 100 butterfly during the Tide's regular-season dual meet at Florida ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 - Freshman: Won the 200 freestyle relay against Missouri ... scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships ... posted career-best times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with times of 20.01, 44.01 and 47.56, respectively ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 100 butterfly ... ranked fifth all-time for the Tide in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Nick Grey at Kloof A.S.C. as well as Wayne Ridden at Seals ... named to the Youth Olympic squad ... All-Africa team ... took the silver medal in the 50m butterfly at the 2012 South Africa International Invitational and the 2012 South African National Championships ... earned a place on the Provincial team, 2008-12 ... earned a place on the National team, 2010-12 ... also played rugby, soccer, water polo and track and field ... editorial team of Greyhound Magazine ... boarding house leader.
Personal Information: Full name: Brett Hayden Walsh ... son of Sally and Ed Walsh ... brother, Greg ... sister, Deanne ... civil engineering major ... born May 14, 1993.