Dan Hicks, Bowdoin College
A two-sport captain with the highest of academic standards, Bowdoin student-athlete Daniel Hicks' accomplishments in the classroom were met only by his accomplishments on the field during his career beneath the pines.
A three-year starting goaltender for the Polar Bear men's soccer program, Hicks captained the team to a program-best 15 wins, a first-place finish in the regular season conference standings, and the team's first-ever NCAA semifinal berth in 2010. Hicks twice captained the Bowdoin baseball team, in both his junior and senior seasons, leading the team to consecutive NESCAC Championship game appearances. As a senior, he was one of just three Polar Bears to start each all 38 games.
Spanning eight seasons and more than 200 career contests, Hicks' teams won over 61% of their games. A Sarah and James Bowdoin scholar and Academic All-NESCAC performer, he graduated in May with a degree in Physics (Pre-Med). He accepted one of the Athletic Department's highest honors as winner of the Frederick G.P. Thorne Award for outstanding leadership by a male student-athlete.
"Athletics promote a healthy way to live by fostering a strong work ethic, awareness of those around us, and a respectful atmosphere," said Hicks. "Bowdoin athletes are inspirational, and our enthusiasm is contagious – we bring a competitive nature to our classes, student government and all other aspects of our lives here on campus. Our accomplishments on and off the playing field make me believe that there is no limit to what we can achieve after college."