David  Heron

David Heron

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Mission Viejo High School

Event:
Distance Freestyle

CAREER HONORS

ALL-AMERICAN CERTIFICATES (1)
2015 - 1

CAREER HONORS
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 All-American
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Freshman of the Week (1 time)

2015-16 - REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • During the summer of 2015, competed in both the Pan American Games, and FINA World Championships
  • At the Pan American Games, won the silver medal in the 10k
  • Member of the USA Swimming National Team for Open Water

NCAA MEET RECAP

  • Placed 29th in the 1650 freestyle (14:55.77)
  • Finished 52nd in the 500 freestyle (4:28.65)

SEC MEET RECAP

  • Finished 11th in the 1650-yard freestyle, earning 16 team points with a final time of 15:03.24
  • Took 34th in the 500 freestyle (4:27.22)

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Three top freestyle times came at the Tennessee Invitational: 500 freestyle in 4:24.14, the 1000 freestyle in 9:02.12 and the 1650 freestyle in 14:55.77.
  • 2014-15 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

    AWARDS
    2015 All-American

    DUAL MEET RECAP

    • In his first race of the 2014-15 season, Heron broke UNCW's 19-year-old pool record by swimming a 9:11.21 time in the 1000-yard freestyle, placing himself eighth in UT history in the event.
    • Earned a pair of top-4 finishes at Queens, including a second-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle (9::19.18) and a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:41.78)
    • Set a career best time of 4:29.82 in the 500 Free against IU and UK
    • Swam in the 1650-yard freestyle for the first time this season and earned a victory (15:24.13) against IU and UK
    • Earned a NCAA b-cut time in the 500 Free prelims (4:24.38) and finished eighth in the A final (4:31.59)
    • Finished in second place in the 1650 free, swimming a 14:57.94, a season-best and a b-cut time
    • Heron holds second place all-time in UT history in both the 1000 Free (9:04.34) and the 1650, only trailing teammate Evan Pinion.

    SEC MEET RECAP

    • Swam in first postseason after being limited by injuries the year before
    • Took seventh in the mile (14:55.82), his best finish of the meet.
    • Also placed 39th in the 400 IM (3:57.90) and 45th in the 500 free (4:30.66).

    NCAA MEET RECAP

    • Earned first honorable mention All-America honor by taking 14th in the 1650 free (14:53.36)
    • Placed 50th in the 500 free (4:23.03)

    2013-14 - FRESHMAN

    DUAL MEET RECAP

    • Started his fall semester in Dubai at the FINA World Junior Championships, where he placed sixth in the 1500-meter freestyle (15:22.81).
    • Competed in five meets during the fall, concentrating on the distance freestyle events
    • Won the 500 freestyle twice and the 1000 freestyle three times during the fall meets
    • Won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle events against South Carolina to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors
    • He swam his first NCAA b-cut time to end the semester at the Georgia Tech Invitational, finishing the 1650 freestyle in 15:22.09 to take second.

    PRIOR TO TENNESSEE

    • Teaming up again with associate coach Tyler Fenwick, who had previously served as Heron's club coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores before joining the Volunteers' staff
    • Enjoyed a dominant year in open water competition in 2012, winning the 10k race at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships
    • Won the 5k and placed third in the 10k at the 2012 Open Water Nationals
    • At the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials, he finished 22nd in the 1500-meter freestyle
    • Continued to excel in 2013 in both the pool and open water. He finished seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle (15:24.54) at the U.S. Open. Also took seventh in the 5K race at the USA Swimming Open Water Championships.
    • Placed 11th in the 1500-meter freestyle at the 2013 U.S. Swimming World Championship Trials
    • He is a member of the 2012-13 USA Swimming National Junior Team
    • Attended Mission Viejo High School, where he was a member of the swimming team for four years

    PERSONAL

    • Recipient of the William Ernest & Lucile Zimmerman Gallaher Athletic Scholarship Endowment
    • Birthday: March 26, 1995
    • "You have more than enough resources here at UT to help you get better and accomplish your goals. If you stay focused, use these resources and have fun, you will have a very happy and successful college career."

 

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