"A Piece of Advice" (Video)
2009-10: Redshirted the season after suffering a fractured wrist in August.
2008-09(SOPHOMORE) - Swam the third fastest 50 freestyle (20.67) and the second fastest 100 butterfly (48.20) of the season for the Tigers in the prelims of the Big 12 Championship
2007-08(FRESHMAN) - Qualified for the finals in the 100 fly (49.61) and 200 fly (1:54.32) at the conference championships ... took ninth in the 100 fly (52.98) at the Show-Me Showdown ... swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly (53.01) in the Mizzou Dual Challenge against Drury ... came in fifth in the 100 fly (53.31) at Drury in the regular season finale.
HIGH SCHOOL - Swam for coach Dave Anderson of the Schroeder YMCA ... competed at the 2007 Junior Nationals and 2007 Quebec Coup II Grand Prix ... participant at the YMCA Spring and Summer Nationals ... owns the Two Rivers record in the 50 and 100 free, 100 fly, 100 breast, and the 200 free and medley relays ... served as team captain his senior year ... placed third in state in the 50 free and 100 fly his senior season ... finished fourth in those events as a junior ... state runner-up in the 50 free his sophomore year ... a three-time team MVP ... an All-State selection in the 100 fly in 2007 and in the 50 free in 2005 and 2007 ... also a member of his high school's cross country and track and field teams ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his class ... has achieved Eagle Scout status.
PERSONAL - David Dorak is the son of Chris and Deb Dorak ... majoring in fisheries and wildlife ... career ambition is to be a swimmer or a swim coach ... father ran cross country and track at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Why did you choose Missouri?
I came to Mizzou on a bit of a whim. Brian Hoffer decided to give me a chance to walk on to the team. He gave me the opportunity that no other Division 1 school would.
How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?
My freshman year, Steph Williams was my coach in the sprint group, and she beat a certain toughness into you. That is the biggest experience that I believe set me up for further success at Mizzou.
What is your best memory with the team?
The 100 fly at Big 12's my freshman year.
Favorite food:Steak, ribs, etc.
What's on your iPod:Kid Cudi
Favorite sports star:Clay Matthews
Favorite movie:Shaun of the Dead
Quote to live by:"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." -Brendan Gill