The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday
The Missouri State Bears had a first-place finisher in all but three of the 26 events in the final home men's and women's swimming and diving dual this season, leading to a sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Senior Day
Honors & Awards 2013-14 All-MAC First Team 2013-14 Academic All-MAC Team 2013-14 College Swimming Individual Scholar Honorable Mention 2012-13 All-MAC First Team 2012-13 MSU Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
2013-14: Named to the All-MAC First Team and the All-Academic team ... Listed as an honorable mention for the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Individual Scholar All-America Team ... Swam a school-record time of 15:07.93 in the 1,650 free on the final day of the MAC championships ... Helped win a conference title and set a school-record 6:30.68 mark in the 800 free relay at the MAC championships ... Won 1,000 free events in duals against Drury, Southern Illinois, TCU and Colorado-Mesa ... Finished second among individuals in the seven-team TYR Invitational at Northwestern in the 1,650 free ... Competed in 500 free events, including a fourth place finish in the 500 free championship at the TYR invite in November. 2012-13: Named to the 2013 All-MAC First Team in his first season with the Bears...Tabbed MSU Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year ... Ranked 75th nationally in the 1650 free; also ranked in the top 250 in the 500 free (189th) and 400 IM (3:57.89) ... Recorded first career NCAA consideration time in the 1650 free (15:18.83); was under NCAA `B' cut by more than 11 seconds ... Finished top five in all three of his individual events at the 2013 MAC Championships ... Moved up a spot on Day 1 with a fifth-place finish in the 500 free; registered best time in prelims (4:27.27) ... Placed fifth in the 400 IM and was the Bears' top finisher in the A-Final (3:57.89) ... Concluded first MAC Championship meet with a victory in the 1650 free on Saturday (March 9); teamed up with Caleb Schuermann for the 1-2 punch ... Shaky start in first dual meet (Truman State) was quickly erased after dropping 32 seconds in the 500 free to register the Bears' fastest time at the Northwestern Dual Invitational against the Wildcats, No. 20 Iowa and (RV) Notre Dame ... Continued his breakout weekend in Evanston, Ill., with a runner-up finish in the 1650 free (15:39.92), which vaulted him into the No. 1 spot on the Bears' and MAC top times lists.
Background: January 2013 enrollee ... Has competed in several international swimming competitions ... Placed top-20 in the 800-meter freestyle (16th) and 1500-meter freestyle (19th) at the 2011 FINA World Youth Championships in Lima, Peru ... Won Junior South American titles in the 400-meter free, 400-meter IM and 1500-meter free; also a Junior Central American champion in the 1500-freestyle ... Member of the Colombian National Team ... Competed in the Junior Pan-American games in 2010.
Personal: Miguel Andres Davila Penaloza is the son of Octavio Davila and Patricia Penaloza ... Born on Feb. 4, 1994 in San Andres, a coral island in the Caribbean Sea ... Has one sister, Angela ... Plans to major in international business.