Junior maintains a 4.0 GPA, while majoring in engineering.
Sophomore Mariah Kelly comes up one spot short of the all-region team.
Bears and Lady Bears head to Arkansas trying to advance to nationals.
BU men tally highest team finish since 2004, while women have one All-Big 12 performer.
Men, women send 10 runners each to compete against league's teams.
2012 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (cross country)
2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
2012 Dr. Gerald Lage Award Recipient
2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
Seven-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2012 Cross Country: Was in BU's top-five runners in five of six races competed in... Secured pair of top-15 in year's first two meets by taking 13th at Bear Twilight Invitational and ninth at UTA Season Opener...Had season-best eight kilometer time (26.20.0) at Big 12 Championships to finish 57th....Turned in a 32.39.8 to be 50th at NCAA South Central Regional...Awarded inaugural Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year honor...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2012 Track: Did not compete during indoor season...Represented Baylor in three outdoor meets...Tallied fifth place showings at the TCU Invitational in the 3,000-meters (8:56.71) and in the 5,000-meters (15:23.39) at the Michael Johnson Classic...Received Dr. Gerald Lage Award...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2011 Cross Country: Competed in all seven events, scoring in top five on five occasions...Had season-best 11th-place finish and helped Baylor to team title at UTA Season Opener with four-mile time of 21:15...Finished 25th with season-best six-kilometer time of 20:08.8 at Baylor Invitational...Placed 74th overall at Big 12 Championships with eight-kilometer time of 25:29.7 and 80th at NCAA South Central Regional with 10-kilometer time of 33:43.4...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors.
2010 Track: Ran season-best indoor 3,000 meters of 8:50.21 at Texas A&M Conference Challenge II...Finished sixth in indoor 5,000 meters at Razorback Invitational with time of 15:35.80...Outdoors, turned in seventh-place finish in 3,000 meters at TCU Invitational with time of 9:18.57...Finished 12th at Michael Johnson/Dr Pepper Classic in 5,000 meters with season-best of 15:53.29...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete...Named to spring and fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2010 Track: Redshirted...Named to spring and fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2009 Cross Country: Competed in two events, one as unattached runner...Placed 99th at Big 12 Championships with time of 28:29.05...Competed unattached in Bear Twilight Invitational, placing 12th with time of 19:57.6... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Earned four letters in cross country and three in track and field...Won individual district title as junior and senior, helping his team to four consecutive district championships in cross country...Also won district 3200-meter title twice and 1600-meter title once in track and field...Served as cross country team captain as junior and senior...National Merit Finalist...Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Blake Alan Niccum...Born March, 5, 1991 in Houston, Texas...Son of Phillip and Jackie Niccum...Majoring in engineering and pre-medicine.