May 20, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –
The University of Alabama put two swimmers – Anton McKee and Connor Oslin – on the 2015 Men’s Capital One Academic All-District IV Team selected by College Sports Information Directors of America.
Both men advance to the national ballot for the 2015 Academic All-America At-Large Team. The men’s at-large team spans the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, volleyball and wrestling.
Alabama was one of just two schools, Georgia being the other, to have more than one honoree on the list. McKee and Oslin were also two of just three sophomores to make the list. Crimson Tide swimmers have earned all-district honors nine times since 2008, including two, Kevin Greer (2009) and Kyle Weeks (2011 and 2012) who went on to earn Academic All-America honors.
Ranked in the top-25 nationally in the 200 breaststroke (6th), 500 freestyle (14th) and 100 breaststroke (22nd) as a sophomore, McKee is a seven-time All-American. He set a Southeastern Conference record on the way to the 2014 SEC 200 breaststroke title. As a sophomore, he was part of the 2015 SEC championship 400 medley relay, which set the conference record. A part of the Tide’s 2015 NCAA runner-up 200 medley relay, McKee is also a two-time All-SEC performer, a 2012 Olympian and the Alabama school record holder in the 100 & 200 breaststroke as well as part of the 200 & 400 medley relays. The Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, native carries a 4.0 for his career while majoring in finance.
Oslin finished his sophomore season ranked fourth in the NCAA in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 backstroke. The six-time All-American won the 2015 SEC 100 backstroke title and set and SEC record as part of the Tide’s 2015 SEC 400 medley relay championship squad. Oslin was also part of the 2015 NCAA runner-up in the 200 medley relay, posting the second fastest 50 backstroke split at the 2015 NCAA Championships. The All-SEC performer holds the Alabama school records in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 400 freestyle relays. Named Alabama’s Most Valuable Swimmer as a sophomore, the Kennesaw, Ga., native carries a 4.0 career grade point average while pursuing a pre-med degree.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution.