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Alabama swimmer John Servati named 2015 recipient of NCAA Award of Valor

Christopher Edmunds

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John Servati, a former swimmer at The University of Alabama, will be recognized as the 2015 Award of Valor recipient at the NCAA 
Convention Honors celebration, the NCAA 
announced Wednesday.

In April 2014, Servati died after shielding another UA student from a collapsing retaining wall in his Tuscaloosa home during an EF-3 tornado.

According to a UA Athletics press release, The NCAA Award of Valor is given to a coach or administrator currently associated with intercollegiate 
athletics or to a current or former varsity 
letter-winner at an NCAA institution who, when 
confronted with a situation involving personal 
danger, averted or minimized potential disaster by courageous action or noteworthy bravery. The award is not presented annually but in the event of an 
outstanding act of valor.

Servati will be honored with a video tribute at the Honors Celebration in January.

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Alabama swimmer John Servati named 2015 recipient of NCAA Award of Valor