David Ballinger
David Ballinger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pleasantville, N.Y.

High School:
Pleasantville

Event:
Back/Fly

Major:
Undecided


GU PRs - 100 backstroke: 53.75; 100 butterfly: 52.12; 200 butterfly: 1:55.58

2006-07 - Set three career records at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship ... Took home top honors in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.73, enough to qualify him for the postseason, while also teaming up with three others to finish first in the 200 freestyle relay ... Finished second in the 100 butterfly in a BIG EAST Conference meet against Villanova ... Part of the first-place 200 medley relay team in a heartbreaking loss to crosstown foe American ... At the BIG EAST Championships, he was part of the 11th-place quartet in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.08 ... Broke the school record in the 400 medley relay when his quartet timed in at 3:29.97.

2005-06 - Posted four season-high times at the BIG EAST Championship in February ... Part of the winning 400 medley relay team in a close meet against Boston College ... Won the 400 medley relay when his quartet timed in at 3:40.39 ... Participated in the victorious 200 medley relay squad in a loss to William & Mary ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the 100 backstroke and the 100 and 200 butterfly upon completion of the three-day Patriot Invitational ... In a league meet against Seton Hall, he participated in the second-place 200 medley relay squad with a time of 1:46.22 ... Turned in a first-place performance in the 200 backstroke as the men's team swept VMI, Radford and Howard ... Member of the winning 400 medley relay team while also receiving top honors in the 100 and 200 butterfly ... Took home a triple crown with victories in the 100 and 200 butterfly as well as the 200 medley relay, while also placing second in the 400 individual medley in the last home meet of the year against Lafayette ... Took 11th place in the 200 medley relay on the first day of the BIG EAST Championship ... Was the top Hoya finisher in the 200 butterfly at the conference championship with a 21st-place showing with a time of 1:55.78.

High School - A two-sport athlete in swimming and lacrosse ... Captained his high school swimming team his junior and senior years ... Named All-Section his sophomore, junior and senior years ... Recognized as his high school team's MVP in 2004 and recipient of the 2005 Coaches Award ... A record holder in the 200 medley relay at his high school ... His team won the league championship in 2005 and the section championship in 2003 ... Swam with his club swim team from 1996-2005 ... Recipient of the Rochester Humanities and Sciences Award and the Government/Economics Award.

Personal - Born David B. Ballinger on June 11, 1987 in White Plains, New York ... Son of Michael and Lynne Ballinger ... Has one brother Matthew (23), who attended Tufts University ... Majoring in finance.

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