Julian Strickland Named HCAC Player of the Week

Strickland Cutout POWTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- After a career-high 31-point performance on Saturday night, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Strickland finished 11-19 from the field and 8-10 from the free throw line in a performance that included 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Rose-Hulman's 85-80 victory over the University of Chicago.  The career-high 31-point effort marked his second 30-point and ninth 20-point game as a Fightin' Engineer.

Strickland averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game to help the Fightin' Engineers finish 1-1 overall at the Washington University Lopata Classic.  He also had 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in a loss to No. 11 ranked Washington University on Friday.

Strickland has moved into 18th place on Rose-Hulman's career scoring list with 1,144 points.  He received second-team All-American recognition from the National Basketball Coaches Association of America after earning HCAC Most Valuable Player honors last season.  Strickland was also an honorable mention preseason All-American from three organizations prior to this season.

The 1-1 Fightin' Engineers host Carroll University in their home opener on Saturday at 3 p.m.