Alabama’s Rhyan White Named SEC Female Swimmer of the Year
Alabama Crimson Tide junior swimmer, Rhyan White has been awarded as the SEC Female Swimmer of the Year. White was voted Female Swimmer of the Meet at the SEC Championships and also won the SEC Commissioner's Trophy due to scoring the most individual points in the meet. She is the first Alabama swimmer to be named SEC Female Swimmer of the Year.
“This is a tremendous honor for Rhyan and our program. To be voted as the SEC Swimmer of the Year by the league’s coaches says volumes about the kind of season she had. She and her teammates have worked extremely hard this season and it’s great to see it pay off this way," said interim head swimming coach Ozzie Quevedo. "We’re also very proud of all our All-SEC honorees. This league is so tough and to have so many earn these honors says so much about the direction this program is going and that it is truly a team effort and not just one or two standouts. More than anything it fires us up for next season.”
White is the SEC record holder in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke event, winning both events for the second consecutive year at the SEC Championships and additionally won the SEC Championship in the 100 butterfly after finishing second last season.
She finished in the top five in each of her three events she competed in the NCAA championships. White was the runner-up in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes and finished fifth in the 100 butterfly.
White was one of several Alabama swimmers honored by the league. The Crimson Tide had 10 swimmers named First Team All-SEC and five others named Second Team All-SEC.