Wallace, Rickert Honored by ISU

Iowa State has named it's 2002-03 male and female student athletes of the year.

AMES, Iowa--All-Big 12 quarterback Seneca Wallace and five-time All-American high jumper Gina Rickert have been named Iowa State's male and female student-athletes of the year by the ISU athletic awards committee.

One of the most exciting football players in Cyclone history, the Sacramento, Calif., native shattered ISU's single-season passing yardage mark this past season, becoming the first Cyclone to throw for over 3,000 yards (3,245). He tallied five 300-yard passing efforts in his career, including a career-high 425 yards vs. Missouri, the second-highest single-game passing total in school history. Wallace, who graduated this month, was a fourth-round draft pick by the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

Rickert, a senior from Brooklyn Park, Minn., will be seeking All-America honors for the sixth time at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships in June. The most decorated high jumper in school history, Rickert has won four Big 12 high jump titles, including a pair of Big 12 crowns this season winning the league indoor and outdoor championships. She finished third at the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships and holds school records in both the indoor (6-3 1/2) and outdoor (6-2 1/4) high jump.

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