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Sam Wicks
Sam Wicks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Anchorage, Alaska

High School:
East Anchorage HS

Position:
Back/Free



07/24/2013

Broncos Enjoy Big Results at Sectionals

Up next for six Broncos is the U.S. Open

06/25/2013

83 Broncos Earn MW Scholar-Athlete Award

All 19 of Boise State's sports were represented

01/30/2014

Bronco Weekly: Swimming and Diving

Head coach Kristin Hill shares her thoughts on the Denver and Oregon State dual meets.

Freshman (2012-13): Scored in three individual events and was a member of three scoring relays at 2013 Mountain West Championships...broke school record in prelims of 100 back at conference meet, finished fifth in finals and earned NCAA `B' cut...placed 10th in 50 free and 12th in 100 free...anchored 200 medley relay (third place), 200 free relay (fifth place) and 400 free relay (third place)...also anchored school-record 200 medley relay during time trial at conference meet...finished the season ranked No. 80 in the NCAA in 100 back...set Boise State freshman record in 50 free (previous mark a tie between All-Americans Amber Boucher and Stephanie North)...scored in 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at Missouri Invite...picked up first-career win at Denver (Jan. 25) in 50 free...added win in 100 back at Colorado State (Jan. 26)...runner up four times during duels: 100 free against BYU (Dec. 15); 50 free and 100 back against Wyoming (Jan. 19); 100 free at Denver (Jan. 25)...emerged as Boise State's anchor leg on relays during second half of season...among all-time top-10 individuals in five events...set lifetime bests in 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at East Anchorage High School under coach Cliff Murray...seven-time state champion, including three individual titles in the 100-yard backstroke...as a senior won 100 backstroke in 54.78 to shatter own state record (previously 56.61) and an automatic All-America time...clocked All-America consideration times in 50- and 200-yard freestyle at state meet as a senior...time in 50 freestyle came leading off East's state-champion 200-yard freestyle relay team...won two regional championships each of her four years...team captain as a senior...also competed for Northern Lights Swim Club under coach Ben Kitchen...three-time Alaska Female Swimmer of the Year on the club circuit...state-record holder in 100-meter backstroke short and long course...finished fifth at 2011 Western Senior Sectionals...competed at 2011 Summer Nationals and 2011 Winter Nationals...USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...graduated summa cum laude and member of the National Honors Society.