The Crimson Tide's national championship contingent includes two juniors, four sophomores and four freshmen
Alabama Highlights: 2016 – Senior: Named captain of the 2015-16 Crimson Tide men’s squad.
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.