Alisa Dickerson Earns Academic All-American Honors

Dickerson-AUTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) has earned Capital One NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Academic All-American honors, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Dickerson captured third-team accolades for her efforts in the classroom and as a member of the women's basketball squad over the past four years.  The NCAA Division III Academic All-American team includes three squads of just five student-athletes each out of more than 440 institutions across the nation. 

Dickerson becomes the 94th Academic All-American in Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed the first award in the sport of women's basketball.  Her award also marks the 27th consecutive year that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions and the longest streak in Division III.

On the court, Dickerson has moved into Rose-Hulman's career top five in six major statistical categories.

Dickerson holds career school records for assists (324) and free throws made (457).  She also ranks third in school history in points (1,383), third in rebounds (751), third in blocks (137) and fourth in steals (141).  Dickerson is the only player in women's or men's basketball school history with career totals of 1,200 points, 700 rebounds and 300 assists.

She also stands second in single-season school history with 466 points this season.  Dickerson has reached double figures in scoring in every game and has 12 games of 20 or more points.  She closed the regular season with three consecutive games of 20 or more points.

Dickerson finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the HCAC in scoring (18.6 ppg) and led the conference in rebounding (8.1 rpg).  Counting HCAC games only, she earned the trifecta of leading the league in scoring, rebounding and assists.

In the classroom, Dickerson maintains a 3.75 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major.  She is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honorary fraternity, the Society of Women Engineers, the residence life staff, and the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Rose-Hulman (8-17, 6-12 HCAC) has earned the No. 6 seed for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, starting Friday at Franklin College.  The Fightin' Engineers face Manchester College on Friday at 6 p.m., with a potential semifinal game against Hanover set for 5 p.m. on Saturday.  The title game is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.