Congratulations to Mizzou-bound senior Nick Alexander. Nick learned he was selected as the recipient of the St. Louis Sports Commission's 2016 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship, which is worth $10,000.
Nick made headlines last fall when he won an unprecedented 5 Missouri State Swimming titles for Vianney over four years. He was named the Post-Dispatch Swimmer of the Year last fall.
The Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship is presented annually to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis metro area who embody outstanding sportsmanship.
Administered by the St. Louis Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship recognizes individuals who exemplify honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, compassion and class in athletic competition.
Candidates are evaluated strictly on their approach, character and respect for others on the playing field. Athletic performance (wins and other stats) does not factor in the selection – making the scholarship unique.