2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2017-18 (Freshman): An NCAA Zone B Diving Championships participant, that competed in the 3-meter springboard dive … Recorded the fourth-highest score on the year for Tech in the 3-meter dive (332.55) and the fifth-best score in the 1-meter dive (265.35) … Took fourth-place overall in the 3-meter dive (332.55) versus Delta State and in the 1-meter dive (265.35) against Emory … Finished fifth in the 3-meter dive (256.95) in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 1-meter (253.65) and 3-meter (253.13) dives at South Carolina … Turned in a sixth-place showing in the 1-meter dive (232.42) against Pittsburgh … Finished 15th overall in the 3-meter dive (268.80) and 19th in the 1-meter dive (247.55) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also recorded scores of 232.13 in the 1-meter dive against Delta State, 230.10 in the 1-meter and 283.65 in the 3-meter dives at Georgia and 315.08 in the 3-meter dive against Emory … Placed 38th overall in the 3-meter dive (236.90) at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships … Recognized as a 2017-18 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
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 4/1/18)|
|1-meter||265.35||vs. Emory (1/27/18)|
|3-meter||332.55||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|