Women’s team ties school record with 21 entries to regional meet in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Maxwell Willis earns meet's high point scorer honor.
Senior pole vaulter sets school, meet record en route to third-career conference title.
Bears will be in action at conference meet Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.
Bears have 11 women's, eight men's athletes honored by Big 12 Conference.
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (shot put)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (discus, shot put)
• 2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (discus, shot put)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016: Advanced to NCAA Championships in both indoor and outdoor season in shot put...Secured pair of All-Big 12 honors in junior season, placing fourth indoors and fifth outdoors in shot put...Took 10th at NCAA Indoor Championship with throw of 55-1.5 [16.80m] on first attempt for seventh-best mark in school history...Earned first All-Big 12 indoor honor with heave of 55-0.25 [16.77m] on final throw at conference indoor meet to place fourth...Set personal-best of 57-0.75 [17.39m], which was second-best in BU shot put history, to be second at Tyson Invitational...Enjoyed six meet indoor season, finishing no worse than 10th in any shot put competition and improving personal-best in each of first four...Won event titles at Rod McCravy Memorial and Charlie Thomas Invitational...Outdoors, continued breakout season with shot put in nine meets...Set personal-best of 56-1 [17.09m] on second attempt of Big 12 Outdoor meet to take fifth and record second-best throw in BU history...Went on to place 11th at NCAA West meet with throw of 54-4.5 [16.57m] and completed season by being 17th at NCAA Outdoor Championships with throw of 50-2 [15.29m]...In the discus, competed in eight meets...Set personal-best of 178-09 [54.24m], which was seventh-best in school history, to be third at Texas Relays on only non-foul attempt of meet...Won Drake Relays event title with disucs heave of 174-10 [53.90m]...placed 12th at Big 12 Championship (150-5 [45.86m]) and 17th at NCAA West Preliminary Championships (167-0 [50.90m]) to end season in discus...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015: Advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships in shot put by placing eighth at NCAA West Preliminary Championships...Used final attempt to move from 17th-place up to eighth with heave of 52-4.5 [15.96m]...Had been ranked 13th in region entering meet...Delivered 13th-place finish at national outdoor meet with throw of 53.825 [16.36m]....Nabbed All-Big 12 discus and shot put honors for a second-straight year...Was fourth in conference discus event with throw of 164-4 [50.09m] and placed fifth in shot put with mark of 51-8.5 [15.76m]...Advanced to NCAA West Preliminary Championships in discus as well, but finished 32nd with throw of 163-7 [49.86m]...Won both discus and shot put titles at Michael Johnson Classic, using personal-best mark of 54-9.25 [16.69m] to win shot put title...Tallied 'b' division event title at Texas Relays with personal-best heave of 175-5 [53.47m] in discus...Participated in nine outdoor meets in total...Competed in shot put event in five indoor meets...Produced season-best toss of 50-5.25 [15.37m] at Tyson Invitational...Was ninth at Big 12 Championships with heave of 49-10 [15.19m]...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Earned All-Big 12 honors in both discus and shot put in freshman year...Was seventh in discus at conference outdoor meet with throw of 163-3 [49.76m]...Tallied personal-best throw of 50-6.75 [15.41m] in shot put to be seventh as well...Competed in discus in seven other outdoor meets with season-best toss of 165-8 [50.49m], coming at Florida Relays to be second...Earned spot at NCAA West Preliminary Championships in shot put, but placed 39th with throw of 47-10 [14.58m]...Threw shot put in five indoor meets...Opened with season-best toss of 49-3 [15.01m] at Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational...Placed 10th at Big 12 Championships with heave of 47-3.5 [14.41m]...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Claimed Texas 5-A state titles in both shot put and discus in senior season of 2013...Earned top honors in both events at district, area and regional level prior to state meet...Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field at Killeen Shoemaker High School...Earned All-Area Track Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years (2011-13)...Set regional, district and school record with 170-0.0 discus toss in junior season...Finished as state runner-up in both discus and shot put in 2012, while tallying district and regional titles in both events...Owns school shot put record with 2013 mark of 47-9.0 that won state title...Carded first-place finishes at district and regional level in discus in 2011...Trained under coach Kevin Ellison.
Personal: Full name is Cion Leigh Hicks...Born October 14, 1994 in Temple, Texas...Daughter of Central and Bernadette Hicks...Has three siblings Central, Freddy, Cherith...Majoring in psychology.