The Salukis had the most athletes earn Distinguished Scholar Athlete honors of any MAC men’s swimming program.
SIU had the third-most athletes receive conference academic honors, and registered one of only three 4.0 GPAs in the MAC.
Salukis finish with two MAC titles and several records on the second day of the MAC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Pallmann looks to reclaim his 500 freestyle title at this week’s MAC Championships after three years as the champion.
The academic accolades for SIU continues to pile up
2014-15 (Junior): MAC Swimmer of the Year…Two-time MAC Swimmer of the Week…Academic All-MAC Team…Won both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships, while finishing third in the 100-yard freestyle…Opened the year with sweeps in the 200-yard IM and 200-yard backstroke…Against Missouri State, finished first in three events (50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle)…At the Louisville Invite, earned a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle…Against UALR/WUSTL, swept the 50 and 100-yard freestyle…Closed the regular season at the Butler Invite, winning both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle.
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.