Wicks On Academic All-America Third Team
June 9, 2016

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    BOISE, Idaho – Boise State swimmer Sam Wicks was named to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Third Team, CoSIDA announced Thursday.

    Wicks becomes the 26th CoSIDA Academic All-American in Boise State history, and the second member of the swimming and diving program to earn the honor, joining diver Amanda Burnett (Second Team, 2011-12).

    She was named to the Women’s At-Large Academic All-District 7 Team back on May 12, along with teammate Brittany Aoyama and Bronco women’s golfer Genevieve Ling. That all-district honor was the second of Wicks’ career.

    The women’s “At-Large” category encompasses the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

    To be eligible for selection, nominees must own a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average, have completed at least one year at their respective current institution and be a starter or significant contributor who has competed in at least half of their team’s competitions.

    Wicks, a senior health science major and owner of a 3.94 cumulative grade-point average, put together a banner year in the pool in 2015-16, taking home five Mountain West event titles (100 back, 200 IM, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR) as well as being named Mountain West Swimmer of the Year and earning the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Senior Award for her combined athletic and academic excellence.

    She is also a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection as well as a three-time recipient of the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

    The Anchorage, Alaska native will also swim at the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials this June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Neb. Wicks will attempt to qualify for the 2016 Rio Games in the 100-meter backstroke.

    Wicks was one of just 46 recipients nationwide of the Academic All-America honor (15 to the first team, 15 on the second team, and 16 on the third team).

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