Strickland Named First Team All-Region by D3hoops.com

225 Strickland ISUTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) earned first-team all-Midwest Region honors from d3hoops.com, in results released today by the national website.

Strickland earned all-region honors for the second consecutive year.  He captured first-team all-region honors from both d3hoops.com and the National Association of Basketball Coaches last season.

Strickland later earned second-team All-American honors from the NABC.  He becomes just the third player in Rose-Hulman to history to earn multiple all-region honors during his career (Kiley Gwaltney 1995, '96 and Bryan Egli 1998, '99).

Strickland completed a historic career ranked fifth on Rose-Hulman's scoring list with 1,747 points.  His efforts included 648 points this year for the third most in a single season in school history and the most by any Fightin' Engineer since 1970.

Strickland also established new school records for single-season free throws (204) and career free throws (426) during this year's 22-win season.  Rose-Hulman qualified for three NCAA Division III Tournaments, won three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournaments, and captured two HCAC regular season championships during his career that included the best overall record for a four-year senior class (82-29).

Individually, Strickland was named a second-team NABC All-American and a d3hoops.com all-region selection in 2013 and has been nominated for both awards again this season.  The civil engineering major also earned two HCAC Most Valuable Player awards, two HCAC Tournament MVP honors, and was a three-time all-conference selection.

Additionally, Rose-Hulman tied a school record for wins during Strickland's junior year (24) and won the third-most games ever this season (22).  The team finished 7-18 during the season prior to Strickland's arrival on campus.