Luke Kaliszak and Lisa Bratton have had pretty successful careers for Alabama and Texas A&M respectively. But it is not only in the pool where they accomplish great things. They also do the job where it counts most for a collegiate athlete, in the classroom.
The pair were named the SEC’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming Scholar Athletes of the Year. Kaliszak is a pre-med major who garnered a 3.975 GPA. He was also named a First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2017. Bratton, who is an ocean engineering major, has a 3.71 GPA, and is also the vice president of the school’s Omega Epsilon chapter.
The two proved that they are able to maintain high marks in very challenging courses and not have their performances in the pool suffer for it. Kaliszak has ten All-American honors to his credit and was part of Alabama’s national championship 200 medley relay team in 2016. Your text to link… He also holds the school record in the 100 butterfly, an event he finished ninth in at this year’s SEC Championships.
Bratton’s accomplishments at Texas A&M are just as impressive. She is a ten-time All-American with four SEC Championships to her credit. She also finished third in the 100 backstroke at this year’s SEC Championships. Bratton also swims for the USA National Team.
Both Kaliszak and Bratton are team captains.