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  David Dunford
David Dunford

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya

High School:
Marlborough College, U.K.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180

Position:
Free/Back

Experience:
3V

All-American [11]: 50 Freestyle -- 2008, 2009, 2010 | 200 Freestyle relay -- 2008, 2009, 2010 | 200 Medley relay -- 2008, 2010 | 400 Freestyle relay -- 2009, 2010 | 100 freestyle -- 2010
Pac-10 Champion [3]: 200 Freestyle relay -- 2009 | 400 Freestyle relay -- 2009 | 200 freestyle relay -- 2010

International Competition: Competed at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia, was sixth in the 50 freestyle Finals after entering the meet with the second-best time in the preliminaries.... went on to swim in the 50 freestyle at the World Championships in Rome, where he reached the Semifinals, twice setting his personal-best (21.96, 21.89)... also swam in the 50 backstroke at Worlds...competed in his first Olympic Games for Kenya where he swam in the prelims of the 50 free (22.29) and won his heat, but placed 20th overall and did not advance to the semifinals...finished 12th in both the 50 and 100 free at the 2008 World Championships...captured two gold medals (100, 200 back) and one silver (50 back) at the 2006 African Championship...represented Kenya in two World Championships, one Commonwealth Games and one African Championship...competed in the 200 back final at the 2006 Commonwealth Games...holds several Kenya national records.

2009-2010 Season (Senior): A five-time All-American with a fifth place finish in the 100 freestyle, a seventh place finish in the 50 freestyle, part of the third-place 400 freestyle relay, and fourth-place 200 freestyle and medley relays...part of the 200 freestyle Pac-10 Champion relay...placed second in the 50 freestyle at the Pac-10s...placed third in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 100 butterfly at the Pac-10s...won the 100 freestyle against USC.

2008-09 Season (Junior): Earned All-America honors in the 50 and 200 freestyle and as a part of the 400 freestyle relay team... also was a part of both freestyle relay teams that won at the Pac-10 Championship... posted the NCAA's 16th-fastest 50 freestyle time (19.28) and 29th-best 100 freestyle time (43.01)... part of 200 free relay team at Pac-10s that set a conference record (1:15.64) and was a second off the NCAA mark--team then broke the school-record (1:14.22), but finished second at the NCAAs to Auburn... was sixth at the Pac-10, 50 freestyle (19.40).

2007-08 Season (Sophomore): A three-time All-American at the 2008 NCAA Championships after placing 16th in the 50 free and as a part of the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay that both finished fourth...played a big role in Stanford's 27th consecutive Pac-10 title with a sixth place finish in the 50 free, a ninth-place finish in the 100 free, as well as helping the 200 free relay to a second-place finish and the 400 free relay to a third-place finish... had the NCAA's 19th-best 50 freestyle time (19.57) and 25th-best 100 freestyle time (43.34) on the year.

2006-07 Season (Freshman): Competed at the Pac-10 Championships as part of the 400 free relay "B" team that posted a time of 2:57.84.

High School: Gained an athletic and academic scholarship to Marlborough College, United Kingdom...captain of the Wilshire County swim team in 2005.

Personal: Management science and engineering major...parents are Martin and Geraldine Dunford.

Dunford's Top Times

Event Short Course Long Course
50 Free 19.28 (NCAAs, 2009) 21.85 (Worlds, 2008)
100 Free 43.01 (NCAAs, 2009) 48.38 (Worlds, 2008)
200 Free 1:37.62 (Pac-10, 2009) 2:16.80 (Santa Clara, 2009)
50 Back NA 26.34 (Worlds, 2008
200 Back NA 2:09.34 (Worlds, 2007)
50 Fly NA 24.48 (Worlds, 2009)

Stanford Record Book: (6th -- 50 Free; 9th -- 100 Free)


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