Yes, I was the first alternate for the T-town component. I received a call about 1 week before classes started and was offered a slot. The reason that it was offered to me was because one of my classmates changed over to a different regional component at the last minute leaving the Tuscaloosa spot to be filled by an alternate. I don't know how many alternates were accepted with my class, but there were at least two.
Look, I know it's frustrating but just hang in there! I had to apply twice before being accepted. Don't get down on yourself, just keep your head up and do WHATEVER it takes to accomplish your goals. Beleive me, YOU WILL GET IN, if not this time, then most likely next time; you are obviously qualified because you got an interview! When I found out that I was an alternate, I called Dr. Williams and asked what caused me not to be accepted originally; he told me that I was as good or better in all areas that they look at except GPA; (my GPA at that time was 3.5) which tells me that someone's gpa from T-town was probably 3.51 or 3.6, something like that) - anyway, that's just the way the game works; they don't know you from Adam's house cat, so they have to go by gpa's, interviews, etc. to base their selections on.
Things happen for a reason, and when it's meant to be, it will!
If you have any further questions, just hollar...