Zenk Receives Postgraduate Scholarship from A-10
June 2, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA-- The Atlantic 10 Conference announced today that George Washington University `09 graduate David Zenk (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Country Day) is one of four recipients of postgraduate scholarships awarded annually by the A-10. The A-10 rewards four student-athletes who excel in academics and athletics.
In his four-year athletic career, Zenk set Conference meet records in the 200-yard backstroke (1:45.67), 200-yard individual medley (1:48.35) and 400-yard individual medley at the 2009 A-10 Swimming & Diving Championship. For an unprecedented third time, Zenk was named Most Outstanding Performer of the 2009 Championship.
He was also named 2009 Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year in men's swimming, as well as a three-time Academic All-Conference and nine-time Performer of the Week selection.
Zenk leaves the Colonials program as the school record-holder in five events including the three aforementioned events plus the 100-yard freestyle (45.18) and 200-yard freestyle (1:38.71). He also is listed in the top 10 times in three other events.
While balancing swimming and his studies, Zenk also played for the GW water polo team. In four seasons, he amassed a school records in assists, steals, swim-offs and field blocks. He also ranks fourth all-time with 320 points and 11th with 162 career goals.
Zenk maintained a 3.41 grade point average while majoring in biology and will begin classes at Kirksville (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall.
Also receiving 2009 postgraduate scholarships from the A-10 were Lamarra Currie of Charlotte, Christa Dominick of La Salle and Katelyn Murray of St. Bonaventure.