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Ricks's Career-Best Marks:
200m (I) - 22.73
400m (I) - 48.06
200m (O) - 21.42
400m (O) - 47.44

Career Honors:
• All-East (Indoor: 400m - 2006; Outdoor: 400m - 2005, 4x400m - 2007)
• First-Team All-Patriot League (Indoor: 400m - 2006, 4x400m - 2005-07; Outdoor: 4x400m - 2007)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (Indoor: 400m - 2005 & `07; Outdoor: 400m - 2005)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2005)

In Navy's Record Books:
• 4x400m - Indoor (3:12.07 - 1st, 3:13.71 - 3rd)
• DMR - Indoor (9:41.71 - 3rd)
• 4x400m - Outdoor (3:09.48 - 3rd, 3:09.71 - 4th, 3:10.60 - 10th)
• Sprint Medley - Outdoor (3:24.81 - 8th)

Saw action in the 200-meter and 400-meter dash events as a junior ... totaled three first-place performances ... tallied 13 top-five efforts on the year ... placed second in the indoor 400-meter dash at the Patriot League Championship ... scored points at the league championship in the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash and outdoor 200-meter dash ... met the IC4A Championship qualifying standard in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash ... placed 17th in the preliminary round of the 400-meter dash at the outdoor IC4A Championship ... ran the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay that broke the school record at the Iowa State Classic (3:12.07).

Advanced to the IC4A Championship in the 400-meter dash during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... posted a 48.08-second showing in the finals at the indoor championship to finish eighth ... won the event at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 49.08 seconds ... posted season-best outdoor time at the league championship with his 48.13-second effort ... team's fastest runner in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters ... raced to a time of 22.73 seconds during the finals of the indoor 200-meter dash at the Patriot League Championship to finish fourth ... recorded a 22.45-second showing in the prelims at the league outdoor championship.

Tied his season-best time of 47.44 seconds in the outdoor 400-meter dash at the IC4A Championship in placing third ... ran same time in the preliminary round of the IC4A Championship ... part of an indoor 4x400-meter relay unit that crossed the finish line in 3:21.37 ... placed second at the league championship in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters ... owned Navy's top-four outdoor and top indoor 400-meter times ... accounted for five first-place times in the 400 meters during his freshman campaign.

High School:
Attended Sussex Central High School ... earned four letters each in football and track ... member of track team that won the 2003 state championship ... named all-state in track and served as captain during his senior year.

Son of William Ricks and Vivian Wiggins ... born July 30, 1985, in Petersburg, Va. ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

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