Alabama’s Rhyan White named to the 2021-22 USA Swimming National Team – University of Alabama Athletics –

COLORADO SPRINGS – Alabama senior Rhyan White has been named to the 2021-22 United States Swimming National Team, USA Swimming has announced.

The 2020 U.S. Olympian earned the recognition in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes. White earned a silver medal as part of Team USA’s 400-meter medley relay and a pair of fourth-place finishes in the backstroke events at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Herriman, Utah, native earned her spot on the U.S. Olympic squad by winning the 200-meter backstroke and taking second in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

During the 2020-21 collegiate season, White became the first Crimson Tide woman to be voted Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Year.

The highest individual-point scorer from the SEC at the women’s NCAA Championships with 48 points, White finished in the top five in all three individual events she competed in at the NCAA Championships, taking the silver medal in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes and finishing fifth in the 100 butterfly. She also scored as part of the Tide’s 200 and 400 medley relays at the NCAA Championships.

Prior to the NCAA Championships, White was voted Female Swimmer of the Meet at the SEC Championships and won the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the highest individual-point scorer. The SEC record holder in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, White won both races for the second year in a row at the SEC Championships. She also won the SEC 100 butterfly title after taking second the year before.

White led off the gold-medal winning 200 medley relay with a 23.35 at the SEC Championships, the second-fastest 50 backstroke time in the history of swimming.

A past member of the USA Swimming Junior National Team, White competed for Team USA at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, where she earned a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke.

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