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

2012-13: Three-year letterwinner … will serve as a senior captain … member of the school-record holding 200 medley relay (1:32.14) and 400 medley relay (3:24.93) … owns W&L Top 10 performances in the 50 free (20.44) and 100 free (45.93).

2011-12: Collected Honorable Mention All-America laurels at the NCAA National Championship in the 50 free (13th, 20.67) and as a leg on the 200 medley relay (10th), 400 medley relay (15th) and 200 free relay (9th) … scored in three events at the Bluegrass Mountain Championships, finishing second in the 50 free (20.48), seventh in the 100 free (46.19) and fifth as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:32.99) … took the top spot in the 50 free at four different meets during the season … set a meet record at the F&M Invitational (Dec. 3-4) as a leg on the 200 free relay with a time of 1:24.41 … also was second in the 100 free (47.26) at F&M.

2010-11: Earned All-BMC honors as a member of the 200 free and 200 medley relay squads, in addition to the 50 free ... competed at the NCAA Division III Championships, finishing 24th in the 50 free with a time of 20.89 ... was also a member of the 400 free relay (3:06.61, 19th), 400 medley relay (3:28.30, 20th), 200 medley relay (1:35.31, 20th) and 200 free relay (1:24.34, 17th) that competed at the national championships ... swam at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, recording a fourth-place finish in the 50 free (20.77) and ninth-place finish in the 100 free (46.66) ... recorded a top finish in the 50 free with a time of 21.94 during a dual meet with Gettysburg (1/15) ... claimed the top spot in the 50 free at four consecutive meets, including the Centre College Invite (21.39), a dual meet with Gardner-Webb (21.17), a double-dual with Wingate and Queens (21.53) and the F&M Quad (21.41).

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: W&L Scholar-Athlete ... neuroscience major.