Julian Strickland Named D3hoops.com All-Region


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) earned first-team all-Midwest Region honors from d3hoops.com, in results released on Wednesday.

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 becomes the eighth Rose-Hulman player to earn all-region honors and the first since Munchie Muskeyvalley captured second-team honors in 2005-06.  He is also the first player honored with a spot on a d3hoops.com all-region squad.

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.

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference was well represented on the d3hoops.com all-Midwest Region squad.  Defiance guard Logan Wolfrum and Anderson guard Phil Hogan captured second-team all-region honors, with Transylvania forward Ethan Spurlin earning a spot on the third-team.

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.