Last Updated: June 14, 2010
At Michigan ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2010).
Freshman (2010) ... Outdoor... Redshirted... Indoor... finished 22nd in 400-meter run at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28)... ran the 400m and 600m during the indoor season.
Prep ... Hamilton (2009)... four-year varsity letterwinner... helped lead Hamilton to state championship as a senior (2009) and back-to-back conference championships (2008-09)... state champion in 800-meter relay and 1600-meter relay... helped set a new state record in 800-meter relay (1:28.30)... first-team All-State selection in 400-meter relay (second place)... voted team Most Valuable Player as a senior... finished seventh at state meet in 400-meter dash as a senior... holds four school records: 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay... first-team All-State in 800-meter relay (third place) and 1600-meter relay (third place)... Academic All-State selection as a junior... two-time All-Area selection by the Holland Sentinel... two-time All-County selection by the Allegan County News... two-time All-Conference selection... OK Conference Athlete of the Year Award... also played four years of basketball (point guard) and football (quarterback, defensive back)... named All-Conference quarterback as a junior... also played defensive back as a senior, earning honorable mention All-State honors... starting point guard for Hamilton's boys basketball team from 2007-09, earning All-County honors as a junior from the Allegan County News... No. 5 on Hamilton's all-time scoring list for basketball... Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Award.
Personal ... David Robert Ptacek was born January 9, 1991... son of Rob and Cathy Ptacek... both parents attended Michigan Tech University... father, Rob, was a member of the men's track and field team (1982-83)... mother, Cathy, played women's basketball (1980-83)... enrolled in College of Engineering... open major... 2009 Hamilton H.S. Top Scholar Award... 2009 President's Education Award... 2009 AP Scholar Award with Distinction.
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