Georgia Tech's new, young diving teams ready to go headlong into 2017-18 season
Before Tech: A four-year diver and team captain at The Galloway School under head coach Gareth Griffith ... Tabbed The Galloway School Male Athlete of the Year for diving at as a senior in 2017 ... Holds the school record with a score of 534.45 for an 11-dive meet ... Also has the school record for a six-dive meet with a mark of 287.20 ... Placed fifth overall in the 1-meter dive at the 2017 Georgia High School State Championship 1-5A meet ... Won the six-dive meet with a score of 287.20 at the 2017 North Forsyth Meet ... Placed sixth overall in the 3-meter dive with a score of 377.95 and ninth in the 1-meter dive with a mark of 330.50 at the 2017 The Carolina Big Dive AAU Invitational event ... Recorded a score of 534.45 for an 11-dive meet at the 2016 Atlanta Invitational ... Also lettered in cross country, track & field and baseball ... Was a three-time recipient of the scholar-athlete award ... Was also awarded the 2016 Hendrix College Book Award and the 2017 Bilancio Comprehensive Science Award ... A recipient of the Principal's Letter of Commendation ... Was a member of the student association for three years from 2013-15.
Personal: Full name is Davis James Waln ... Son of David and Jana Waln ... Was born on June 25, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has an older brother named Carson who played baseball at Wofford College (2013-17) ... Father, David (1982, 1984) and Mother, Jana (1984), are both Georgia Tech graduates ... Also had two aunts graduate from Tech ... Chose Tech because of the opportunities of co-op and work experience while working on his education, the athletic potential and opportunities the swim team gives him and because Tech is one of the leading schools in mechanical engineering ... Intends to major in mechanical engineering.
|Waln's Career Top Scores (through 10/17/17)|
|1-meter||232.42||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|3-meter||256.96||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|