Hawkeyes earn NIT runner-up honors, win 25 games
Hawkeyes and Bears square off at 8 p.m. (CT) Thursday
Iowa to face Maryland on Tuesday in NYC
Honorees must be letterwiners in their 2nd academic year with a 3.0 GPA
Hawkeyes look for 20th win on Senior Day Saturday against Nebraska
Iowa faces Baylor in the 2013 NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 4.
Iowa hosts Indiana State in the first round of the NIT at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday March 20, 2013.
Iowa defeats Nebraska 74-60 at the last home game of the season.
Iowa returns home to host Texas A&M - Corpus Christi on Saturday Dec. 1, 2012.
Iowa hosts UT-Pan American at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night.
Hawk Items - - Non-scholarship athlete... two-time dean'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.