David Fox is often called North Carolina State University's most accomplished swimmer. While a student-athlete at NCSU, he won seven ACC titles, one NCAA title, and was the recipient of the Alumni Association Athletic Trophy in 1993. He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Civil Engineering. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, he won a gold medal as part of the U.S. 4 X 100-meter relay team.