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Wicke Named as Finalist for Lowe’s Senior Class Award

wicke0809hs.jpgBelmont University men’s basketball senior Andy Wicke (Hendersonville, Tenn.) has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2008-09 Lowe’s Senior Class Award for men’s basketball.
One of only seven players in all of college basketball this season with the opportunity to earn a fourth consecutive automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, Wicke has been a leader on and off the court for the Bruin program. The 6-2 guard is on pace to finish his career as the fourth leading scorer in the Bruins’ NCAA era. Moreover, with 269 career three-point field goals, Wicke is threatening to become the Atlantic Sun Conference’s career leader in makes from behind the arc.
Wicke’s passion, intensity and consistency on both ends of the floor is a major reason why Belmont continues to be a force at the mid major level.
“At Belmont, we have been fortunate to have some quality student athletes over the past several years, and Andy Wicke is as good a representative of our basketball program as any in my coaching tenure,” Belmont head coach Rick Byrd said. “Andy excels on the floor, in the classroom and in the community, and being a top 10 finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class award is a fitting tribute to his career.” Click here for more on this story.
Less than 24 hours after earning this honor, Wicke (Hendersonville, Tenn.) garnered more recognition, being named to the ESPN The Magazine College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team. Click here for more on this story.