Eight Salukis earn honorable mention All-Academic nods
Pallmann, Kolar, Skelton to all compete in tonight's A Finals
Pallmann, Kolar each post second-fastest times in school history in respective events
SIU sends 15 to tonight's scoring finals
Pallmann sets MAC, MAC Championship and pool records in 500 free
2012-13 (Senior): Honorable mention Academic All-Conference selection...Competed in 10 meets...Scored in all three individual events he competed in at the MAC Championships...Won six events on the year...Swept the 500- and 1000-yard freestyles in the dual meet at Evansville...Posted nine top-three finishes.
2011-12 (Junior): Second-team All-MAC selection...Won his first four races of the year, winning the Saluki Miler, Open Water 5K, and the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle in a tri-meet with Miami (OH) and Evansville...Won seven events on the year...Finished fifth in all three of his events at the MAC Championships, the 500-yard freestyle, the 1650-yard freestyle and the 400-yard individual medley...Qualified for the London Olympics in the 10-kilometer open-water swim and placed 18th.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Second-team All-Conference selection...Competed in 12 meets...Competed at the USA Swimming National Championships, placing 19th of 45 swimmers in the 1650 freestyle...Picked up 11 wins on the season...Posted two top-five finishes at the MAC Championships, one in the 400 IM (fifth) and one in the 1650 freestyle (second)...Won 11 events.
Prior to SIU: Competed in open water events...Made the Beijing Olympics for the 10K...Swam in the 2009 World Championships and placed 13th in the 10K and 15th in the 5K.
Personal: A management major...Has three brothers and two sisters, all of whom are swimmers...Son of Imre Gercsak and Eva Papp...Born Aug. 19, 1988 in Budapest, Hungary.
Updated May 5, 2013