Crews Wellford
Crews  Wellford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University

Height:
6-4

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Experience:
3L



04/26/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Celebrates Another Record-Smashing Season

The Crimson Tide replaced 18 marks on its record board on the deck of the Alabama Aquatic Center Tuesday afternoon

04/22/2016

Swimming and Diving Recognizes Outstanding 2015-16 Season at Year-End Banquet

The Crimson Tide came away with its first NCAA relay championship and trio of NCAA top three finishes in 2016

03/23/2016

Alabama Men Uses School Record to Score in 800 Relay at NCAA Swimming and Diving Champion-ships

Christopher Reid, Alex Gray, Matthew Adams and Crews Wellford combined to post a school record 6:20.09 to take 16th place

03/22/2016

Alabama Men’s Swimming and Diving Adds Four to NCAA Championship Roster

Matthew Adams, Alex Gray, Robert Howard and Crews Wellford will see relay duty at the national championships and will join the 10 swimmers and divers who earned individual berths

02/28/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Closes Strong at Bulldog Invitational

Sophomore Temarie Tomley moved up to second all-time in the 50 freestyle while juniors Brent Sagert and Dylan Marin both won diving events on the second and final day of the Bulldog Invitational

Alabama Highlights:
2016 – Senior:
Named captain of the 2015-16 Crimson Tide men’s squad ... Swam legs on the school-record breaking 400 (2:49.96) and 800 (6:20.09) freestyle relays to take sixth and receive first-team All-America honors with the former and 16th to receive honorable mention All-America honors with the latter … posted career-best times in the 100 backstroke (47.57), 200 backstroke (1:43.98) and 200 freestyle (1:36.46) at the SEC Championships … finaled at the SEC Championships as part of the 800 freestyle relay, taking eighth … scored in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 18th, 16th and 21st … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle, taking fourth in both … also competed in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … finaled at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 200-meter freestyle and 400m freestyle relay, taking top honors … also scored in the 200m backstroke and 400m medley relay against Tennessee, taking second and fifth, respectively … also competed in the 50m freestyle against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 800 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors in both, as well as the 200 medley relay, taking second, 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, taking third in both, and 100 backstroke, taking sixth … scored in the 50 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, taking 17th … also competed in the 400 medley relay and 100 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … finaled at South Carolina in the 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors … also scored in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at South Carolina, taking second and fourth, respectively … scored in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at the home meet against Auburn, taking fourth in both … also scored in the 200 freestyle relay against Auburn, taking third … finaled at the season opener at Delta State University in the 200 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay, taking top honors in both … also scored in the 400 medley relay and 200 freestyle at Delta State, taking third and fourth, respectively.

2015 - Summer:
Part of the Tide’s school-record setting 400-meter freestyle relay that finished sixth at the USA National Championships … posted top-25 finishes at the USA National Championships in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

2015 - Junior:
Part of the Tide’s 800 freestyle relay team that finished 18th at the NCAA Championships … part of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay that took sixth at the SEC Championships … scored at the SEC Championships in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, taking 18th and 14th, respectively … also competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships … posted a career-best 47.73 in the 100 backstroke, which ranks him fourth all time at Alabama.

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 … posted a 56.33 in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, taking 25th place.

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 which ranks 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 ranks 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.

Top Times:
100 backstroke 47.57
200 backstroke 1:43.98
100 freestyle 45.52
200 freestyle 1:36.74

     
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