The academic accolades for SIU continues to pile up
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.
Joao Facciotti doubled on the day with an A Final finish in the 200-yard freestyle and a B Final finish in the 100-yard backstroke.
2013-14 (Junior): Second-team All-MAC selection...First-team Academic All-MAC selection...Competed in nine meets...Posted four wins and 14 top-three finishes...Swam on the Saluki relay team...Scored in each of his three events at the MAC Championships...Swam the sixth-fastest times in both the 200 IM and 200 breaststroke events at the MAC Championships...Finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke.
2012-13 (Sophomore): Second-team All-MAC selection...First-team Academic All-MAC selection...Competed in 10 meets...Finished third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 200 breast at the MAC Championships...Posted the second-best times in school history in both the 100- (55.45) and 200-yard (1:59.58) breaststrokes at the MAC Championships...Won four events on the year...Swept the 200 IM and 200 breast in the dual meet at Evansville...Swept the 200 free and 100 breast in the home dual meet with Evansville...Posted nine top-three finishes...Member of the 400-yard medley relay team that posted the fourth-fastest time in school history at the MAC Championship.
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in all 12 meets...Scored in three events at the MAC Championships...Finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the MAC Championships (2:01.49)...Finished third in the B Final in the 200-yard individual Medley at the MAC Championships (2:51.20)...Placed 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the MAC Championships (57.03)...Won four events on the year, three of which were in the 200-yard breaststroke.
High School: Two-time All-State selection...Scholastic All-American...Junior National Qualifier.
Personal: Son of Rebecca and Clay Kolar...Undecided on a major...Born Oct. 1, 1992.