SEC Champion (800 FR)
SEC Academic Honor Roll
CSCAA Academic All-American
Junior Season (2008-09)
Swam in the 200m free, 400m free, 1500m free and 200m fly at the 2009 U.S. Senior National Championships ... Finished 14th in the 200m free in a time of 1:50.40, while picking up a career-best time of 1:50.32 in the preliminary round ... Took 20th in the 400m free (3:55.19) and 29th in the 1500m free (15:52.07) ... Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 800 freestyle relay ... Swam the leadoff for the team that finished eighth in a time of 6:21.86 ... Also swam in the 200 free, 500 free and 1650 free at the national meet ... Recorded a 30th-place finish in the 1650 free (15:26.16), 32nd in the 200 free (1:35.75) and 39th in the 500 free (4:23.58) ... Member of the 800 free relay team that took first at the SEC Championships ... The squad finished in a school-record time of 6:18.36 ... Individually, Dove finished sixth in the 500 free in a school-record time of 4:16.94 ... He also finished seventh in the 200 free (1:36.17) and 1650 free (15:05.10) ... His time of 15:05.10 in the 1650 free ranks fifth all-time at Auburn.
Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Competed in 200m free, 400m free and 200m fly at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials... Swam to a 26th-place finish in the 200m fly (2:01.25), a 39th-place finish in the 200m free (1:51.18) and a 32nd-place finish in the 400m free (3:57.03)... Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 800 freestyle relay... Swam the anchor leg (1:36.70) on the 800 free relay (6:26.22) that finished 11th... Individually, Dove placed 19th in the 500 free (4:20.50), 23rd in the 1650 free (15:20.33) and 29th in the 200 free (1:36.57)... At the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa Ala., Dove swam the anchor leg (1:36.99) on the third-place 800 freestyle relay (6:26.10)... He also swam to a seventh-place finish in the 1650 free (15:10.97) and two eighth-place finishes in the 200 free (1:37.33) and 500 free (4:21.88).
Freshman Season (2006-07)
Competed in the 200m free, 400m free and 800m free at the U.S. Senior National Championships... Led Auburn with a fifth-place finish in the 1650 free (15:21.99) at the SEC Championships... Finished sixth in the 500 free with a time of 4:26.36... Also made the finals in the 400 IM, finishing 16th in 3:56.62... Posted "B" cut times in the 1650 free (15:16.41) and 500 free (4:21.53) at the James E. Martin Qualifier... His 15:16.41 in the 1650 free and 4:21.53 in the 500 free... Had Auburn's third-fastest 1000 free of the season, coming in at 9:18.09 against Florida... Swam on the 11th-place 800m free relay team at the U.S. Open... Also swam on the 400m free relay team that came in 16th while touching in 31st (16:20.82) in the 800m free.
Attended Cary High School and swam for Dan Flack at the Raleigh Swimming Association... All-American... Senior Nationals qualifier... National Honor Society... Morehead Scholarship nominee... Academic all-conference... Swam in the 200m, 400m and 1500m frees at the 2006 U.S. Senior National Championships.
Full name is William DeLon Dove... Parents are DeLon and Lisa Dove... Has three brothers, Sawyer, Beau and J.D.... Father played football at Auburn ... Majoring in Graphic Design.