Zak Murez
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Venice High School
Position: Breaststroke

Zak was a four-time letterman while swimming at Venice High School. Murez, who is now a sophomore swimmer for the Bulldogs, set eight new school records and served as the captain of his high school squad. Here at Yale, Zak has mainly focused on swimming the breaststroke events, but has also spent time swimming in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. In his freshman season, Murez's top finishes came in a dual-meet against Fairfield and Southern Connecticut State. Murez finished third in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. So far in his sophomore season, Murez has continued to swim strongly. His best performances were a sixth-place finish in the 100-breaststroke against Columbia, an event he also placed sixth in at the Dartmouth-Penn dual meet. His highest overall finish this year came as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay at the BU Terrier Invitational, where he placed fourth. He also made the B Finals and placed 13th in the 200-yard individual medley at that event. Murez also had fourth-place finishes against Dartmouth this year in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.