Career Honors 2017 First Team All-ACC (Indoor Weight Throw) 2016 Second Team All-ACC (Outdoor Hammer Throw) Outdoor Personal Bests Hammer Throw -- 57.61m -- 2017 ACC Championships Discus Throw -- 48.13m -- 2017 ACC Championships Indoor Personal Bests Weight Throw -- 19.43m -- 2017 ACC Championships 2017 Outdoor Competed in five outdoor meets for the Demon Deacons...Opened the season with a career-best toss of 57.61m in the hammer throw at the Bob Davidson & Bill Webb Spring Kick-Off where she took second...Threw a career-best 48.13m at the Virginia Challenge where she took sixth...Capped her season with a seventh-place finish at the ACC Championships in the hammer throw and a 17th place finish in the discus.
2016-17 Indoor Competed in all nine meets for the Demon Deacons...Capped the indoor season with a career-best mark of 19.43m in the weight throw at the ACC Championships, good for third and a new school record...Finished in the top-five at every meet, including two event titles.
2016 Outdoor Earned Second Team All-ACC accolades with a sixth place finish in the hammer throw with a Demon Deacon-record toss of 57.20m ... Also scored for the Deacs in the discus at the conference meet with a personal-record throw of 46.65m ... Competed in seven total meets ... Top finishes of the season were first in the hammer and fourth in the discus, both at the Campbell Invitational ... Placed 38th in the hammer at the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries. 2015-16 Indoor Broke the Wake Forest weight throw record in each of her first three meets ... Won titles at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic, UNCG Spartan Team Challenge and UCS Invitational and finished sixth or higher in all seven regular-season meets ... Toss of 18.99m at the UCS Invitational was a school record and a season-best distance ... Placed 13th at the ACC Championships. High School Attended Classical High School in Providence, R.I. ... Earned eight varsity letters for the Purple in volleyball and indoor and outdoor track and field ... Helped Classical to one indoor and two outdoor state championships ... Was the Rhode Island state champion for discus three times and shot put twice ... Was the New England champion for discus two times and shot put one time ... Set Rhode Island state records in discus and hammer throws ... Earned All-American status in the weight throw.
Personal Full name is Alva Robbi Hicks ... Born in Buckhead, Ga. and attended Classical High school in Providence, R.I. ... Plans to double major in architecture and physical anthropology, minoring in economics ... Cousin, Justin Gatlin, competes for the U.S. Olympic team in the 100m race ... Daughter of Tanisha Hicks and Richard Spells (deceased) ... Born Feb. 6, 1997.