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Academic Honors:
Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2005 ... earned Superintendent's and Commandant's List recognition in the fall of 2004.

Athletic Honors:
All-East performer in the 400-meter dash during the 2006 indoor season and 2005 outdoor slate ... First-Team All-Patriot in the indoor 4x400-meter relay in 2005 and `06 ... First-Team All-Patriot League in the indoor 400-meter dash in 2006 ... Second-Team All-Patriot League during the 2005 season in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash.

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 ... qualified for the finals with a team season-best 48.06-second clocking in the prelims ... registered a time of 48.29 seconds at the outdoor championship ... 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-meter dashes ... 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 ... team's second-fastest runner in the 200-meter dash.

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 ... recorded team's second-best outdoor 200 meters time, a 22.36 showing at the Point Loma Invitational ... 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 ... was awarded his team's MVP during the 2002 and '03 seasons.

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

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