Wicks Named To Academic All-District Team
May 14, 2015

  • Capital One Academic Women's At-Large All-District Teams

    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimmer Sam Wicks was named to the Capital One Academic At-Large Women's All-District 7 Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

    The announced makes Wicks, a junior from Anchorage, Alaska, just the second Bronco swimmer to earn the honor. Amanda Burnett was previously named to the All-District 7 Team as well as to the Academic At-Large All-America Team in 2012.

    The at-large team for the Capital One Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women; and bowling, rowing and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

    Wicks, a health science major and owner of a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average through the end of the Fall 2014 semester (nominations and voting took place before the end of the spring semester), was one of five swimmers honored on the District 7 team.

    Along with her academic accomplishments, Wicks performed at just as high a level in the pool in 2014-15, helping lead Boise State to a runner-up finish at the Mountain West Championships as well as competing in three events at the NCAA Championships in March. It was Wicks' second appearance at the national meet in as many years, where she competed in the 100 back, 200 IM and 100 free.

    Wicks earned seven All-Mountain West honors this season and claimed a conference gold medal as part of Boise State's 400 free relay team that swam a school-record time of 3:16.88. She also captured five silvers at the meet, finishing second in the 100 back (in a school-record 52.64), 200 IM (in a school-record 1:58.06), 200 free relay (1:30.32), 200 medley relay (1:38.11) and 400 medley relay (3:36.02). Wicks also finished fifth in the 100 free (49.41).

    CoSIDA divides the country into eight districts for its academic all-america program. Wicks and the rest of the All-District 7 Team now advance to the Capitol One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-Americans will be selected later this month.

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