Bears bolstered by bevy of personal bests in second trip to College Station.
Bears taking 50 student-athletes to compete in 12-team meet.
Bears pick up four more event titles on final day of action in Kentucky.
Bears sending 43 student-athletes to compete at one of weekend's top meets.
Bears open indoor season with successful meet at College Station, Texas.
• 2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (discus, shot put)
• Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
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.