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 (Sophomore): Named First Team All-MAC...A First Team Academic All-MAC selection...Competed in 10 meets...Won 10 events on the year...Finished in the top-three 15 times...Repeated at the MAC Championships in the 500 freestyle breaking both the MAC, school and pool record with his performance in the finals, coasting to the win with a time of 4:20.47...Finished first in the 200 freestyle and third in the 200 butterfly at the MAC Championships...Was a key member of the Saluki relay teams, finishing in the top-three nine times.
2012-13 (Freshman): First-team All-MAC selection...Won the 500 free at the MAC Championships, setting a Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium, MAC and MAC Championship record...Posted second-fastest times in school history in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at the MAC Championship...Finished third in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyles at the MAC Championships...Competed in 10 meets...Won seven events...Posted 15 top-three finishes...Member of the 400-yard medley relay team that posted the fourth-fastest time in school history at the MAC Championship.
Personal: Son of Ingrid and Hans-Ingo Pallmann...Has two older brothers, Marc and Neil...Born June 1, 1993...Majoring in mechanical engineering.