TERRE HAUTE, IND.
-- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Julian
Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) and junior
Austin Weatherford (Cicero/Hamilton Heights)
earned second-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
honors in results released today by league coaches.
Strickland, who earned Most Valuable Player honors at the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, led the team
with a scoring average of 12.9 points per game.
Strickland scored 30 points in the HCAC Tournament title game
victory over Transylvania that helped lift Rose-Hulman to its first
NCAA Division III Tournament appearance since 1999.
Strickland has scored over 650 points in his two years at
Rose-Hulman. He has reached double figures in scoring 21
times this season, including three games of over 20 points.
second on the Engineers in scoring and has scored 839 points with
290 rebounds and 207 assists at Rose-Hulman. He joined
Strickland on the all-tournament team at the HCAC Tournament and
scored a career-high 24 points in the first round win over
Weatherford has reached double figures in scoring 23 times this
season, with three games of 20 or more points. He enters the
NCAA Division III Tournament with 10 consecutive games featuring
double figures in scoring.
Strickland and Weatherford also helped lead the squad to the
fourth 20-win season in school history and the first since
1999. The Engineers also ranked No. 2 nationally in scoring
defense by allowing just 56.1 points per game.
Rose-Hulman opens the NCAA Division III Tournament with a
matchup against North Central on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Central
Time. With a win on Friday, the Fightin' Engineers would face
the winner of Friday's game between Washington University and Buena
Vista on Saturday at 7 p.m. Central Time.