Belmont University senior Andy Wicke (Hendersonville, Tenn.) was named Atlantic Sun Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday.
This marks the sixth time in the last eight years that the Atlantic Sun Conference Male-Student Athlete of the Year has been a Belmont Men’s Basketball player. Wicke joins Wes Burtner (2002), Justin Hare (2007, 2008) and Adam Mark (2003, 2004) in this exclusive fraternity.
“It is a tremendous honor for our university and the Belmont Basketball program for Andy to receive this award,” Belmont head coach Rick Byrd said. “Andy, like many of our student-athletes before him, took great pride in being a leader on the court, in the classroom and in the community. We thank the Atlantic Sun Conference and its Faculty Athletic Representatives for recognizing Andy in this way.” Click here for more on this story.
In addition, Wicke (Hendersonville, Tenn.) was awarded the Atlantic Sun Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. This marks the latest in a long line of honors for Wicke, who concluded his decorated college basketball career with 1,236 points – good for sixth all-time on Belmont’s NCAA-era scoring list.
On April 29, Wicke earned a coveted educational grant through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. A one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500 went to only two NCAA Division-I men’s basketball players – Wicke and North Dakota State’s Brett Winkelman. Most recently, the 6-2 shooting guard received the 2009 Belmont University Presidential Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award from Dr. Robert C. Fisher at the annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Reception. Click here for more on this story.