A total of 12 men and three women earned All-American honors following the Crimson Tide's showing at the recent NCAA Outdoor Championships
Accolades First Team All-America, outdoor hammer (2013) Named SEC Freshman of the Week following performance at the 2013 Mark Colligan Memorial SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor hammer (2013) SEC All-Freshman Team, indoor weight throw (2013) Second Team All-SEC, indoor weight throw (2014)
Sophomore 2014 Indoor Season Placed second in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 70 feet, 5.75 inches, a personal record ... finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 69-7 at the Tyson Invitational ... won the weight throw event at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 67-9 3/4.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish via a best toss of 213-9 (65.17 meters) ... took fourth in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary with a throw of 211-1, earning a berth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... bettered his own UA school record in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 214-11 and finished 3rd ... set the UA record for hammer throw at the Samford Multi Invitational with a mark of 211-4, winning the event in the process ... finished first at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 211-3 in the hammer throw ... won the hammer throw with a 210-0 mark at the Alabama Relays.
2013 Indoor Season Set the weight throw school record at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a mark of 67-6 ¼ ... went on to place third at the SEC Championships with a mark of 66-6 ... initially set the school indoor record for weight throw at the Mark Colligan with a distance of 66-9 ¼ ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for performances at the Mark Colligan ... recorded a weight throw mark of 64-10 ½ at the Indiana Relays, good for a fourth-place finish in the invitational weight throw ... won weight throw with a 63-10 ½ at the Auburn Invitational ... finished seventh in first career collegiate meet, with a weight throw of 56-8.
Prep and Personal Had an outstanding junior career in Scandinavia ... coached by his father Lars at Sparvagen FK ... graduated high school in 2010 and sat out the 2010-11 season due to injury before signing with Alabama ... son of Lars and Gunilla Hakansson ... youngest of three children ... born Feb. 29, 1992, in Jonkoping, Sweden.