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Player Profiles



David                              Palley
David
Palley
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Sport: Men's Swimming
Position: Back

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013-14
  • Missed the first half of the 2013-14 season due to injury.
  • Placed 11th in the 100 back at the Big 12 Championships (51.67)
  • Swam a season-best 1:50.44 in the 200 back at the Big 12 Championships, placing 12th
  • Finished 14th in the 200 IM at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 1:56.13

At West Virginia in 2012-13

  • Named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 At-Large Team
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Swimming & Diving First Team
  • Had 11th-place finishes in the 100 back (51.11) and 200 back (1:50.80), while taking 14th (1:54.79) in the 200 IM at the Big 12 Championships
  • Took fifth place in the 100 back (54.73) against TCU
  • Finished in eighth place in the 200 back (1:54.03), 11th place in the 100 back (52.41) and 20th place in the 200 IM (2:01.31) at the Pitt Invitational
  • Took fourth place in the 200 back (1:56.71) and fifth pace in the 100 back (54.50) against Cincinnati
  • Recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 back (54.74) and 200 back (1:55.90) against Villanova

At West Virginia in 2011-12

  • Finished 13th in the 200 back (1:50.42), 17th in the 100 back (50.94) and 35th in the 200 IM (1:56.73) at the Big East Championships
  • Took fifth in the 200 back (1:55.28) against Pitt
  • Finished 11th in the 200 back (1:55.02), 12th in the 100 back (53.41) and 21st in the 200 IM (2:01.66) at the Pitt Invitational
  • Swam to a sixth-place finish in the 200 back (1:56.70) at Penn State
  • Began career tying for third place in the 200 back and finishing seventh in the 100 back in the West Virginia State Games

In High School

  • Swam for Acalanes High
  • Four-time NCIS Scholar-Athlete
  • Three-time DFAL All-League swimmer
  • Four-year qualifier in the North Coast Section finals
  • Took second in the 200 medley relay, third in the 200 IM, third in the 100 back and fourth in the 400 free relay at the 2011 DFAL finals
  • Also swam for the Terrapins Swim Team

Personal

  • Son of Jonathan and Carol Palley
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Birthday is Aug. 11
  • Majoring in civil engineering
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • President’s List

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