Alabama swimming and diving sweeps Delta State

The Alabama Crimson Tide men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both opened their seasons with wins against Delta State on Friday afternoon. The men earned a 231-69 victory and the women prevailed 235-65. This was the fifth straight year Alabama has opened its season against the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen.

Meghan Neelon making an impact early in her career

Meghan Neelon’s high volleyball IQ is one of the reasons Alabama’s head coach Ed Allen believes she has been successful as a freshman. Neelon has been a big part of the reason Alabama is off to an 8-2 start to the season. The success she has had early on has not surprised Allen though.

On an island: Anthony Averett locks down receivers at cornerback

There’s always stories surrounding Alabama’s football program about players who wait their turn. Recruits come in after being national stars and have to wait two or three years to get significant action. Some can’t handle it and transfer. Others just keep their head down and grind until they earn a starting spot. Cornerback Anthony Averett belongs to the latter. He did not win a starting spot until his fourth year in the program. The wait did not bother him. He said it helped him learn a lot about himself.

German-born, Tuscaloosa-forged: Freshman swimmer returns to Alabama

Alabama freshman Leonie Kullmann was born in Dresden, Germany in August of 1999.  She grew up like any other German girl would, attending a German elementary school, speaking German, and using the metric system.  However, that all changed when her father got a job at the Mercedes-Benz plant located in Vance, Alabama, just outside of Tuscaloosa. Kullmann would return to Germany after a few years, but her experience in Alabama would prove instrumental in shaping her life and paved the way for her eventual return.

Learning from defeat: Men's golf takes the next step

He and Howell treated this putt the same as they would any other, reading the slope from both directions. Confident in his read, Hodges took a practice stroke to gauge the speed and then stroked the ball. He could only watch as it slid past the left edge. Alabama and Georgia Tech would play an extra hole to decide the champion.