Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)
2018-19: Duke's top finisher in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big Al Invitational with a second-place showing.
2017-18: Recorded the third-fastest 500 freestyle mark in school history at the ACC Championships (4:24.65) ... Also moved into the top 10 all-time at Duke in the 400 individual medley (3:55.51) ... Team captain … At the program’s end-of-year awards banquet, honored with a Blue Devil Award, an all-encompassing honor that celebrates excellence and leadership in the pool, in the classroom and in the community … Over the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of ACE, traveled to China to coach sports camps and lead education-focused workshops to local village children.
2016-17: Clocked the team's third-fastest 1,000-yard freestyle mark of the year (9:26.21) as a mile split at the Nike Invitational ... Finished fifth overall in that mile performance and was 10th at the 200-yard distance ... 4:29.96 mark in the 500 freestyle placed him eighth on Duke's all-time performance list in that event.
2015-16: Took sixth in the conference in the mile, clocking the second-fastest time in program history and surpassing the NCAA provisional standard at 15:09.94 ... His 1,000-yard split of 9:10.99 in that race also ranked second on Duke's all-time performance list ... Won the 200 and 500 freestyle events against Old Dominion and William & Mary (11/7) ... First to the wall in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle in his collegiate debut against Pitt (10/3).
Prior to Duke: Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier … NISCA All-American … San Joaquin Section champion in the 100 and 200 freestyle as a sophomore … Helped lead the Davis School to the section title his junior year … Went on to claim numerous section and conference individual titles as an upperclassman … Member of the Davis Arden Racing Team (DART) … Guided club team to fifth-place finish among all men's teams at 2013 Junior National Championships.
Personal: Born Riley Paul Hickman Jan. 11, 1997 in Davis, Calif. … Son of Mary and Timothy Hickman … Has two sisters (Ashley and Tessa).
Hickman Career Bests:
200 Free: 1:38.83
500 Free: 4:24.65 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
1,000 Free: 9:10.99 ... 2nd all-time at Duke
1,650 Free: 15:09.94 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
200 Breast: 2:13.71
400 IM: 3:55.51 ... 7th all-time at Duke
At the ACC Championships:
2016: 6th, 1,650 Free ... 15:09.94
2018: 24th, 1,650 Free ... 15:21.22