Wildcats compete in final night of conference championships.
Villanova defeats both Seton Hall and Georgetown.
Villanova loses to William and Mary 192-70.
Villanova falls to Pitt 279-74.
Villanova snags third place overall at invitational meet.
500 Freestyle - 4:47.87 (2012 BIG EAST Championships) 1650 Freestyle - 16:10.96 (2012 BIG EAST Championships)
2011-12: Competed in the BIG EAST Championships in the 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle and the 1650 free ... Placed 17th in the 1650 free at the conference meet with a time of 16:19.96 ... Registered his fastest time of the season in the 200 back at the BIG EAST meet, touching the wall in 1:57.60 to finish 29th ... Earned some of his best times of the year in the 200 back and 1650 free at the Princeton Inivational ... Swam the 200 back in 2:02.70 and the 1650 free in 16:18.34 ... Notched first-place finishes in the 1000 free against Widener (10:06.02) and against Providence (9:59.31).
2010-11: Competed in the BIG EAST Championships in the 200 yard backstroke, 500 freestyle and 1650 free ... Placed 18th in the 1650 free at the conference meet with a time of 16:26.73 ... Registered his fastest time of the season in the 200 back at the BIG EAST meet, touching the wall in 1:54.49 to finish 23rd ... Notched his best times of the year in the 100 back and 200 butterfly at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Swam the 100 back in 54.27 and the 200 fly in 1:59.57 ... Registered a first-place finish in the 1000 free (9:54.80) against Boston University and took third place in the 200 back (1:58.96) in the same meet ... Individual winner in the 1650 free (17:00.90) and finished third in the 200 back (2:05.29) at the BIG EAST Last Chance Invitational.
2009-10: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke and the 200 yard butterfly ... Established season-best times in all three events at the conference meet and new personal bests in both the 200 back and 200 fly ... His time of 1:54.16 in the 200 back at the BIG EAST meet was the fastest on the team for the whole season ... Registered his first collegiate individual victory with a first-place time of 1:57.30 in the 200 back against Georgetown ... Came in second in that event against La Salle and in a tri-meet with George Washington and Drexel ... Took second place in the 100 back against Providence in the final home meet ... Registered third place finishes in the 200 fly against La Salle and West Virginia ... Competed once in the 500 yard freestyle at the Terrapin Cup Invitational.
Wyomissing Area High School: Lettered four years in swimming and one in track as a distance runner ... Received all-sate and all-league honors ... Finished second at the district championships on two occasions ... Competed in the state championships four times and posted two top-10 finishes ... 15-time Berks County swimming champion ... Academic All-American ... Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2008.
Personal: Born 11/28/90 in Wyomissing, Pa. ... Older of two children of Terry and Kathy Bickhart ... Has a younger sister, Alexa (19) ... Mother played basketball at Duquesne and father played football at Temple ... Enjoys playing the guitar, piano and harmonica and enjoys watching NASCAR races ... Chose to enroll at Villanova for the combination of its academics and the swim team ... Also has a grandfather and an aunt that attended Villanova ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.