Rhyan White swam a 58.60 to take 2nd in the Women’s 100 Back Final and qualified for the US Olympic Team. White becomes just the third member of an Alabama Women’s Swim and Dive team to make the U.S. Olympic Team, joining Ellen McGrath Owens (diving, 1992) and Susan Bartholomew Williams (triathlon, 2004).
After this past week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am, Lee Hodges crossed the 1,700 point mark in the Korn Ferry Tour rankings, which mathematically guarantees that he’ll earn in 2021-22 PGA Tour card, regardless of the outcome of the remaining regular season tournaments. Hodges, currently 9th in points, joins Davis Riley in having secured cards for the upcoming PGA Tour season.
Late last week, former Alabama adaptive athlete and recently-retired Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball legend Cindy Ouelett was named Female Sports Personality of the Decade by Sports Québec..
Yesterday, we noted that free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was attending the Carolina Panthers’ mini-camp on a tryout basis this week. Today, it’s been reported that fellow free agent T.J. Yeldon is also attending the Panthers’ mini-camp on a try-out basis. Hopefully one or both will be signed!
Alabama adaptive athlete Katharina Lang was interviewed by German publication SporterInside. Lang talks about the advantages of training in the U.S., and in particular notes that the facility in Tuscaloosa is one of a kind.
Tua Tagovailoa threw five interceptions in practice today (albeit in inclement weather), which caused a stir on Twitter today. Tagovailoa addressed the media after practice today.
Calvin Ridley addressed the Atlanta beat today. He discussed his foot surgery rehab, as well as what he took away from playing with Julio Jones. Ridley says that he feels no pressure to replace Jones.
Josh Jacobs had a media availability as well. He discussed training on his own during OTA’s, as well as campaigning for the team to sign Kenyan Drake.
Dont’a Hightower’s media session was his first since returning to Patriots’ camp. He verified that he fully intends to play this season.
Nealy Martin is this week’s guest on the Hammering Down podcast.
Herb Jones, John Petty, and Joshua Primo were all listed as participants for the upcoming NBA Combine.
Full-service agency Priority Sports has announced that it is representing both Herb Jones and John Petty for both contract representation and marketing opportunities.
Rudy Griffin was tonight’s guest on the Bama Standard podcast.
- Justin Knox – signed by San-en NeoPhoenix of the Japan B1 League for the 2021-2022 season.
SOCCER Netherlands 7, Norway 0. Merel Van Dongen – no stats; subbed in at 61’. BASKETBALL Boulazac 81, Châlons-Reims 70. Jimmie Taylor (C-R) – 19 minutes, 10 points (5-7 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, 3 fouls. GOLF WAPT Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship Rd 1: Kenzie Wright – 72, +3, T47 BASEBALL Jacksonville 6, Charlotte 4. Will Carter – 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB (1 IBB), 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 error. Corpus Christi 3, Frisco 0. Chandler Taylor (CF) – 0-2, 1 BB, 1 SB. Lansing 9, Great Lakes 7. Cobie Vance (2B) – 1-3, 1 single, 2 BB, 1 SB, 3 runs. Kansas City 3, Gary Southshore 1. Morgan McCullough (SS) – 2-3, 2 singles, 1 run. San Antonio 5, NW Arkansas 3. Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 0-3, 1 BB. San Jose 6, Modesto 5. Brett Auerbach (2B) - 2-4, 2 doubles, 1 SF, 2 runs. SWIM & DIVE USA Swim Olympic Trials Women’s 200m Free Prelims Morgan Scott – 2:02.30, 38th Cora Dupre – 2:03.02, 46th USA Swim Olympic Trials Women’s 200m IM Prelims Cat Wright – 2:17.52, 33rd USA Swim Olympic Trials Women’s 1500m Free Prelims Kensey McMahon – 16:16.09, 8th (advances to finals) USA Swim Olympic Trials Women’s 100m Back Finals Rhyan White - 58.60, 2nd; qualifies for Olympic team