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David Zenk
David  Zenk

Men's Swimming/Men's Water Polo (2016 Inductee)


A two-sport standout in men's water polo and men's swimming, Zenk was GW's first-ever All-American in the sport of water polo, earning honorable mention in 2007 after leading the Colonials in points, assists, steals and swim-offs won. His steals and swim-offs both set program records at the time, and his swim-offs mark still stands. A two-time All-Southern Division selection, Zenk led GW to a third-place finish at the 2007 CWPA Eastern Championship, the highest finish in program history, and a No. 17 ranking in the final national poll. As a swimmer, Zenk was a three-time A-10 Most Outstanding Performer and is the only student-athlete in program history to receive both Performer of the Year and Rookie of the Year accolades during the same season (2006). As a sophomore, Zenk set A-10 records in the 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM en route to a pair of gold medals at the 2007 A-10 Championships. He earned A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year honors in 2009 and was a three-time A-10 All-Academic selection. Zenk graduated as GW's record holder in the 100-yd freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM. He earned 11 gold medals in A-10 Championship action and still ranks within the top five A-10 championship times in the 200- and 400-yd IM.