TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed four players on the Capital One first-team academic all-district squad in baseball, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
First-team honorees included designated hitter Neil Krueger (Beach Park, Ill./Zion Benton), sophomore pitcher Ethan Post (Rockford, Mich.), senior outfielder Chris Stemple (Mount Vernon), and senior infielder B.J. Zobrist (Eureka, Ill.).
The four first-team honorees will advance to the national ballot, with the Capital One Academic All-America Team scheduled for release on May 24.
Krueger has a .320 batting average with 16 hits, 11 runs scored and five RBIs as a platoon designated hitter for the Fightin' Engineers. He has recorded four multiple hit games, including one three-hit effort, and had a six-game hitting streak earlier this season. The engineering physics major has been accepted in the doctoral program in material science at the University of Illinois for next year.
Post stands 4-2 with a 4.28 earned run average in 33.2 innings of work during his first season on the Rose-Hulman varsity roster. His top performances including four scoreless innings in relief against Mount St. Joseph, and six innings and two runs allowed against Fontbonne. The chemical engineering and chemistry double major also ranks No. 1 academically in the sophomore class.
Stemple became the third player in Rose-Hulman history to cross the 200-hit mark as a Fightin' Engineer last weekend. He ranks No. 2 in school history with a .407 batting average and has recorded 205 hits, 141 runs scored and 106 RBIs as a three-year starter in the outfield. The chemical engineering major has accepted a postgraduate positon with Dow Chemical in Michigan.
Zobrist has started 34 games at second base this season with a .315 batting average, 35 hits, 28 runs scored and 16 RBIs. He has tallied 64 hits with 47 runs scored at Rose-Hulman. The civil engineering major will attend the University of Illinois next year in the structural engineering master's program.
Rose-Hulman stands 23-14 overall and 13-9 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action entering the final weekend of the regular season. The Fightin' Engineers travel to Hanover for a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.