2016-17 CSU Athletics Top 10 Moments | #4 Sikatzki Competes at NCAA Championships for Second Straight Year
Philipp Sikatzki, the most-decorated swimmer in program history, concluded his brilliant career with his second straight trip to the NCAA Championships where he competed in three events. Competing at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Sikatzki finished 42nd in the 50 free with a career-best time of 19.85, 20th in the 100 fly in 45.99 and 35th in the 100 free with a time of 43.52. He was the only athlete to finish among the top 40 in the 100 fly that did not hail from a school in a Power Five conference. Sikatzki was the Horizon League Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year and Men’s Swimmer of the Meet at the League Championship. He became the first individual in League history to earn Men’s Athlete of the Year in back-to-back seasons. Over the course of his three-year career at CSU, Sikatzki won eight individual titles at the Horizon League Championships. The first athlete in program history to earn first team All-America honors (2016), Sikatzki leaves CSU as the owner of school records in five individual events. Along with his teammates, he also holds school records in four different relay disciplines. In addition, Sikatzki was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team for his 3.93 cumulative grade point average as a health sciences/pre-med major with a double minor in biology and chemistry.