Alabama swimmer John Servati named 2015 recipient of NCAA Award of ValorBy Christopher Edmunds | 11/13/2014 12:32am
John Servati, a former swimmer at The University of Alabama, will be recognized as the 2015 Award of Valor recipient at the NCAA Convention Honors celebration, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
In April 2014, Servati died after shielding another UA student from a collapsing retaining wall in his Tuscaloosa home during an EF-3 tornado.
According to a UA Athletics press release, The NCAA Award of Valor is given to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate athletics or to a current or former varsity letter-winner at an NCAA institution who, when confronted with a situation involving personal danger, averted or minimized potential disaster by courageous action or noteworthy bravery. The award is not presented annually but in the event of an outstanding act of valor.
Servati will be honored with a video tribute at the Honors Celebration in January.