University of Miami Athletics

Wally Layland






Orlando, Fla.

High School

Cornerstone Charter Academy

Wally Layland - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics


Sophomore (2015-16)…
Earned Honorable Mention All-America recognition after finishing 11th in 3-meter (329.20) at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta…Also competed in platform (240.15, 20th place) and  1-meter (252.30, 39th place) at NCAA Championships…Named ACC Most Valuable Female Diver of 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C….Earned ACC silver medals in both 1-meter (318.65) and platform (300.80)…Qualified for finals in 3-meter at ACCs and finished seventh (320.50)…Finished fourth in 1-meter (282.85) and third in 3-meter (291.50) in dual meet with FIU (Jan. 30)…Took fourth in 3-meter (287.75) in tri-meet with Kansas and Rutgers (Jan. 9)…Earned top finish in dual meet with Princeton (Nov. 6) in 3-meter (326.18)…Finished second in 3-meter (326.10) in tri-meet with Texas A&M and Incarnate Word (Oct. 30)…Top finisher in platform and 3-meter (328.80) in Dual-A-Palooza hosted by FIU (Oct. 17).

True Freshman (2014-15)…
Delivered strong freshman season, earning trip to 2015 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships…Named CSCAA Academic All-American…Compiled score of 261.10 in 1-meter event and 268.86 in 3-meter at NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C…Earned fourth place finish in platform event (279.55) at 2015 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta…Finished No. 10 in 3-meter (286.95) and No. 14 in 1-meter (267.20) at ACC Championships…Took second in 3-meter (318.95) and fourth in 1-meter (285.10)in quad-meet with UNC-Wilmington, Georgia Tech and host Virginia Tech (Jan. 24)…Finished second in 3-meter (300.60) in tri-meet with Rutgers and Tulane (Jan. 10)…Swept 1-meter (289.35) and 3-meter (314.85) in dual meet victory over Illinois State (Nov. 7).

Before Miami…
Competed for YCF Diving under head coach Mark Ruiz…Had impressive performance at 2012 USA Diving Junior National Championships, finishing first in 3-meter and third in platform events…Captured first place in platform event at 2011 Junior Nationals…One of youngest divers invited to USA Olympic Team Trials in 2011 (16)…Father Lenny is former UM diver and UM Sports Hall of Fame inductee.