Rick Sykes
Rick Sykes
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Wellesley, Mass.
High School: Wellesley

2010-11: Lettered as a first-year … currently holds W&L All-Time Top-10 performance in the 50 free (21.16).

2009-10: Helped the 200 medley relay squad record an NCAA "B" cut time and fourth-place finish of 1:34.07 at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship (2/19) … claimed the top spot in the 50 free while helping the 200 free relay squad to a first-place finish against Johns Hopkins (1/30) … helped the 200 free relay squad to a top finish against Gettysburg (1/16) … recorded an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:23.96 as a part of the 200 free relay in a time trial at the University of Virginia Invitational (12/5) … member of the 200 free relay squad that finished third at the University of Virginia Invitational (12/3) … claimed a victory in the 50 free against Carnegie Mellon and the University of Rochester (11/21) … helped the 200 free relay to a second-place finish against Catawba, Rollins and Wingate (11/7) … took the top spot in the 50 free in the season-opening meet against Mary Washington (10/16).

High school: Earned a varsity letter in swimming all four years at Wellesley High School … member of high school squad that placed at the state swim meet two years … team also placed two years at sectional swim meet … served as captain of the swim team for two seasons … named team MVP three seasons … three-time Bay State Champion in the 50 free … set a meet record en route to capturing the 50 free at the 2009 sectional meet and also finished second in the 100 free … finished second in both the 50 & 100 free at the 2009 state meet and earned All-American accolades in the 50 free … also placed in both the sectional and state meets in the 50 & 100 free in 2008.

Personal: Serves as a first-year resident advisor ... W&L Scholar-Athlete ... undeclared major.