AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Indoor: Placed fifth in the Pentathlon at the C-USA Championship with a career-best 3,644 points ... set a personal-best in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.72 as part of the Pentathlon at the C-USA Championship ... jumped to a personal-best 5.46m (17-11.00) in the long jump at the Vulcan Invite. Outdoor: Clocked a personal-best time of 24.96 in the 200 meters at the Samford Invite ... ran a career-best time of 14.04 to place third in the 100-meter hurdles at the Alabama Relays ... part of the 1x400-meter relay team that placed first at the same meet ... placed second in the Heptathlon with 4,974 points at the Sea Ray Relays ... finished fifth at the C-USA Championship in the Heptathlon with a career-best 5,060 points.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Indoor: Finished as the runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.92 at the Saluki Open ... leaped a season-best 5.40m in the long jump at the Gladstein Invitational ... jumped a season-best 1.60m in the high jump for a fifth-place finish at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational ... ran a season-best 8.76 in the 60-meter hurdles at the same meet ... tallied 3,534 points in the pentathlon at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Placed third in the high jump (1.67m), tying the previous meet record at the `Southern Invitational ... won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.43 and threw the javelin 31.22m at the same meet ... finished in the top five in the 100-meter hurdles (14.45) and was part of the 2x400-meter relay team that took first (1:38.78) at the Alabama Relays ... claimed third place with a time of 25.03 in the 200m at the Twilight Invitational ... recorded a personal-best 14.10 in the 100-meter hurdles at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... took first place in the heptathlon with 4,843 points at the Sea Ray Relays and placed third in the same event with 5,051 points at the C-USA Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Indoor: Received All-Conference USA Second-Team honors after placing second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.86 as part of the pentathlon at the C-USA Championships ... placed sixth in the pentathlon at the C-USA Championships and set a UAB freshman record with 3,527 points ... recorded a personal-record 8.84 in the 60m hurdles at the Clemson Invitational ... posted a long jump of 5.31m (17-05.05) at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Earned second-team all-conference honors and set a UAB freshman record after scoring 4,983 points and finishing as the runner-up in the heptathlon at the C-USA Championships ... leaped 1.60m (5-03.00) in the high jump at the Alabama Relays.
Attended Hunters Lane High School in Nashville, Tenn. ... captured the gold at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in the heptathlon ... all-state performer in the 100 and 300m hurdles in 2008 ... took third in the pentathlon at the 2008 state meet ... won the heptathlon at the USA Youth Championships in 2008.
Full name is Akira Lashawn McSwain ... born Dec. 14, 1990 ... daughter of Christie McSwain ... has a younger brother, James ... major is undeclared.