The University of Alabama is mourning the loss of one of their swimmers. When severe weather struck the state in the middle of the night on Monday, John Servati was killed.
According to WTOC, University officials said that 21-year-old Servati was a junior, on the swimming team for the school. He was taking refuge with a friend in the basement of a home when a retention wall gave way. Servati was taken to DCH, where he was pronounced deceased.
RollTide.com writes that Servati competed in the SEC Championships as a freshman and a sophomore. He also was named to the Dean’s List and the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Alabama’s head swimming coach released a statement on Twitter.
All our thoughts and prayers are with the Servati family and the Tupelo community. We all have a place in our hearts where John will live on
— UA Swim & Dive (@CrimsonTideSwim) April 29, 2014 
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