Miguel Davila
Miguel Davila

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ibague, Colombia

High School:
Colegio Americano de Ibague

Event:
Free/IM

10/17/2014

Comeback leads to Strong Showing in Duel in the Pool for Bears

The Missouri State men's and women's swimming teams hit their stride midway through annual Duel in the Pool to earn near Sweep of Drury

10/08/2014

Swimming and Diving Heads to Evansville, Southern Illinois

The Bears travel to face the Purple Aces and Salukis in dual action this weekend

10/03/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Finish Third at Show-Me Showdown

Freshmen play a big role in both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams' debut at the Show-Me Showdown

07/14/2014

Nine MSU Swimmers Tabbed CSCAA Scholar All-America

Seven men, two women claim academic awards

04/30/2014

Swimming & Diving Bears Land Eight on Academic All-MAC Team

Bears lead conference in number of selections

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 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 Peñaloza is the son of Octavio Davila and Patricia Peñaloza ... Born on Feb. 4, 1994 in San Andrés, 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 4:22.72 2014 MAC Championships 3/6/14
1000 Free 9:16.22 2013 MAC Championships - 1650 Free 3/9/13
1650 Free 15:07.93 2014 MAC Championships 3/8/14
400 IM 3:56.09 2014 MAC Championships 3/7/14

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