Julian Strickland Earns NABC All-American Honors


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) earned second-team NCAA Division III All-America honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, in results released on Thursday.

Strickland becomes the second All-American in Rose-Hulman men's basketball history, joining 1999 National Player of the Year Bryan Egli.  He earns the 83rd All-American honor in the history of the Rose-Hulman athletic department.

Strickland earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player honors earlier this season for a Fightin' Engineer squad that reached as high as No. 18 in the d3hoops.com weekly national poll.

Strickland averaged a team-high 14.6 points per game for a Rose-Hulman squad that won conference regular season and tournament championships in the same season for the first time in school history.  The civil engineering became the 29th member of Rose-Hulman's 1,000-point club and has tallied 1,099 points in his career.

The two-time all-conference selection also earned first-team all-region honors from both d3hoops.com and the NABC.  Strickland led the Engineers in scoring (14.6 ppg) and ranked second on the team in assists (68), blocks (14) and steals (29) this season.

Rose-Hulman finished 24-4 this season to tie school records for the most wins and fewest losses by a Fightin' Engineer men's basketball team.  The Fightin' Engineers also qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the 10th time in program history and the second consecutive year.