(Contributed by Auburn Athletics)
A former Auburn swimmer has been selected for an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Senior biomedical sciences major TJ Leon joined Auburn graduate Azeem Ahmed as the second Auburn student finalist for the Rhodes scholarship this year, the university announced Thursday.
As the 2013-14 team captain, Leon was named 2014 SEC Men’s Swimming and Diving Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. He also helped the Tigers win the NCAA title in 2013 by swimming on the 200 freestyle relay team. The five-time All-American was an Olympic Trials Qualifier in 2012.
If selected for the scholarship, the Mobile native wants to pursue a research master’s of science in primary health care.
Auburn University has had four Rhodes Scholars. This is the fifth consecutive year that Auburn University students have been named as finalists.
Leon and Ahmed will interview in Birmingham, Alabama in late November.