The championships get underway Thursday on the University of Texas campus
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Summer: Earned a spot in the "C" final of the 200-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, posting a time of 2:02.12 ... swam a 56.33 in the 100m backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, taking 25th place and setting the school long course meters record in the process.
2014 - Sophomore: Competed at the NCAA Championships on the Tide's 800 freestyle relay ... broke the school record in the 100 backstroke during prelims of the SEC Championships with a 47.85 ... scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 22nd place ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 15th place with a time of 1:44.03, ranking him third all-time at Alabama ... competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... part of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... picked up an individual victory in four-different events during the regular season, including both backstroke events and the 100 and 200 freestyles.
2013 - Freshman: Scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships after posting a career-best time of 1:46.74 in prelims, which ranked him sixth all-time at Alabama ... also competed in the 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Louis Demetiades and Bryan Parker at Memphis Tiger Swimming ... 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifier ... 2011 USA Junior National qualifier ... 2010 SES Zone All-Star team ... earned Memphis Tiger's leadership award in 2011 and 2012 ... Memphis University School team captain as a junior and senior and most valuable swimmer as a junior ... Best of Preps finalist in 2011 and 2012.
Personal Information: Full name: William Lewis Crews Wellford ... son of Donna and Scott Wellford ... brother, Peterson ... consumer science major ... born December 29, 1992.