This weekend's zone diving qualifying event is the final step to qualify for nationals.
The Salukis are currently in third place, ahead of Buffalo and Miami (Ohio), teams that beat SIU in last year's championships.
Head coach Rick Walker was named MAC Coach of the Year, while SIU also earned Most Outstanding Swimmer and Diver with Pallmann and Skelton.
After earning a conference title yesterday, Kegan Skelton once again qualified for tomorrow's A Final in three-meter diving.
Till Pallmann came away with his second-straight conference title and MAC record in the 500-yard freestyle.
2013-14 (Junior): Named Second Team All-MAC...Earned Academic All-MAC honors...Competed in nine events on the year...Won nine events, including six-in-a-row from Jan. 18 to Feb. 1. Finished second in the three-meter dive and third in the one-meter dive at the MAC Championships...Advanced to the NCAA Zone Diving meet where he finished 12th in the three-meter competition.
2012-13 (Sophomore): Second-team All-MAC selection...First-team Academic All-MAC selection...Won 10 events...Finished second in the three-meter dive at the MAC Championship...Swept the one- and three-meter dive in five meets...Posted fifth-best score in school history in the three-meter dive at the MAC Championship...Best three-meter score in school history other than Rob Siracusano.
2011-12 (Freshman): Won the three-meter dive in a dual meet with Ball State and finished second in the one-meter dive...Finished ninth in both the one- and three-meter dives at the MAC Championships...Qualified for zone diving championships and finished near 30th on both boards.
Prior to SIU: 2011 state champion diver...Three-time All-American...Placed in the top 10 in state three times...Son of Kimberly and Kirk Skelton...Born July 1, 1992, in St. Charles, Mo...Went to same high school as two-time Olympic medalist Katherine Reutter.