Miguel Davila
Miguel  Davila

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ibague, Colombia

High School:
Colegio Americano de Ibague

Event:
Free/IM

Major:
International Business

04/15/2016

MAC Selects Seven MSU Swimmers as Distinguished Scholars

Mid-American Conference awards seven Bears with Distinguished Scholar recognition

04/01/2016

Bears’ Men’s Swimming Earns Academic All-MAC Accolades

Ten recognized by conference

03/05/2016

MSU Earns Two Individual Titles, Bears Finish Third in MAC

Davila, Osvath earn gold medals on final day of Mid-American Conference Championships

03/04/2016

Bears Move up to Second After Day 3 of MAC Championships

Bears jump Buffalo and trail host Eastern Michigan

03/03/2016

Kalnins, Bears Complete Day 2 of MAC Championships

Thirteen of 15 MSU swimmers achieve either personal- or season-best times

Honors & Awards
School Record Holder - 500 Free - 4:21.02 (3/5/15)
School Record Holder - 1000 Free - 9:07.56 (3/7/15)
School Record Holder - 1650 Free - 15:06.54 (3/7/15)
2015-16 All-MAC First Team 
2015-16 Academic All-MAC Team (Distinguished Scholar)
2014-15 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
2014-15 All-MAC First Team 
2014-15 Academic All-MAC Team (Distinguished Scholar)

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 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013

2015-16 Season (Senior): Named a first team all-conference performer behind three podium appearances at the 2016 MAC Championships … Became a three-time conference champion in the 1650 free by touching wall in an NCAA consideration time of 15:16.07 … Led team with third-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:25.88 … Also took eighth in season-best 3:55.44 in the 400 IM… Won all three events – the 500 free, 400 IM and 1650 free – he participated in at the Shamrock Invitational … Also had a fourth-place finish in the 500 free at Texas A&M … Finished season with team’s fastest times in the 500 free and 1650 free while registering the second-fastest time in the 1000 free (9:27.28).

2014-15 Season (Junior):
First-team all-conference performer ... Broke three school records at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championships ... Set MSU and pool records behind a gold-medal winning 15:06.54 finish in the 1650 freestyle ... Earned silver medals with `B' cut times in both the 400 IM (3:52.09) and the 500 freestyle (4:21.02), with the latter breaking an MSU record ... Picked up MAC Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 24) honors after first-place finishes in the 500 free and 1650 free at the Louisville Invitational (Nov. 21-23) ... Won the 1000 freestyle in both editions of the `Duel in the Pool, while also setting a pool record in the same event in a dual at Missouri S&T (Jan. 23) ... Touched in first in the 500 free against Drury at Hammons Student Center, while getting runner-up in the event at the Texas A&M Double Dual (Jan. 8) ... Also placed second the 1000 free in duals against Denver (Oct. 24-25), Missouri (Oct. 31) and Texas A&M ... Finished the season with three of team's fastest times and the second fastest time in the 400 IM.

2013-14 (Sophomore): 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 (Freshman):
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.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Free 48.60 vs. Evansville 11/1/13
200 Free 1:42.05 Show-Me Showdown 10/4/13
500 Free 4:21.02 2015 MAC Championships 3/5/15
1000 Free 9:07.56 2015 MAC Championships 3/7/15
1650 Free 15:06.54 2015 MAC Championships 3/7/15
400 IM 3:52.09 2015 MAC Championships 3/6/15

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