2006-07: Named to Coach's Honor Roll in the spring and fall semester ... Academic All-Big Ten ... scored eight points in Purdue's win over Indiana, placing second in both the 200 and 500 free ... also was the runner-up in the 200 fly vs. Luther College and in the 200 back at Michigan State ... scored points in duals vs. the Spartans, Ohio State, Michigan and Arizona State ... totaled 27 points through the 100 and 200 free at the season opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2005-06: Academic All-Big Ten ... named to Dean's List, semester honor roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in fall of 2005 ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 200, 500 and 1650 free ... his times in the 200 (1:41.03) and 500 free (4:35.91) were both personal bests ... established a new personal record in the 200 back against Minnesota and Wisconsin with a mark of 1:54.23 ... placed third in the 200 back at the Michigan State/Northwestern triangular.
2004-05: Winner of the 1,000 freestyle at the Florida Atlantic Duals, completing the course in 9:42.23 ... season-best mark in the 1,000 free was a split time of 9:39.96, which was taken from his fourth-place time of 16:05.47 at the Eastern Michigan dual meet ... top 200 free time of 1:42.69 earned him 11th place during the prelims of the Minnesota Invitational ... clocked a season best of 4:39.13 in the 500 free, giving him ninth place at the Minnesota/Wisconsin Triangular ... had a solid meet against Michigan State, placing second in the 500 free (4:41.77) and third in the 200 free (1:43.88) ... third place in the 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates (4:45.14).
High School: Graduated from Libertyville High School in 2004 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-time All-American ... All-state selction as a senior ... three-time team MVP ... captained team during final season, and was team co-captain as a junior ... competed in eight individual events at the state championships, as well as relays during freshman and senior years ... recorded several top-eighth finishes at 2004 Speedo Sectional Series ... captained Team Illinois at 2004 Super Zones ... selected to high school's athlete leadership council ... swim coaches were Greg Herman and Kate Chronic.
Personal: Given name is David Joseph Hedge ... born September 30, 1985 ... son of Tom and Mary Hedge ... has one brother, Michael ... likes computers, music, and cars ... telecommunications & networking major.