Hawk Items – – Non-scholarship athlete… two-time dean[apos]s list student.
2012-13 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2012-13 — Saw limited action in 12 games… posted career bests in scoring (4) and minutes played (4) in win over South Carolina State… dished out first career assist on an alley-oop pass to teammate Gabriel Olaseni in win over Coppin State… snagged a rebound in NIT championship vs. Baylor… letterwinner.
2011-12 — Saw limited action in one game… recipient of the UI Academic Achievement scholarship and The UI Tippie College of Business scholarship… letterwinner.
High School — Two-time lettermen for Bishop Heelan High School, who boasted a 20-5 and 25-2 record his junior and senior seasons, winning the class 3A State Championship his senior year… recipient of the CNOS Basketball Leaders of Tomorrow award and the Heelan Pride award… two-time team captain in cross country and track… led Heelan to a third-place finish at the 2009 state track meet including a runner up finish in the distance medley relay… four-year honor roll honoree.
Personal — Born 5/20/1991… business economics and entrepreneurial studies major… parents are Mike and Liz Rickert… high school coach was Tom Betz… high school teammates with Hawkeye junior Zach McCabe.