March 2, 2012
Junior Blake Niccum will be honored as the American Bank Male Academic All-Star of the Year on Saturday, March 3, at the Baylor women's basketball game against Iowa State. The game is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
Niccum, who competes on both the cross country and track and field teams, maintains a 4.0 GPA in engineering and was chosen for the award due to his work on and off the track. He is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and has been recognized by the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll four times.
Throughout the season, American Bank has awarded select student-athletes with weekly honors. Niccum, and Female Academic All-Star of the Year Dana Larsen (soccer), were chosen as yearly recipients.