Ploof, Johnson Earn HCAC Women's Basketball Honors

ploof-fcTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Junior Kelsey Ploof (Noblesville) earned second-team honors to lead Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology selections for the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball team.

Addie Johnson (Caledonia, Mich./Catholic Central) claimed honorable mention honors and was also named to the all-freshman team.  Freshman Cassidy Cain (Noblesville) captured a spot on the league's sportsmanship team.

Ploof earned the HCAC rebounding title this year with 9.2 per game and she ranked second on Rose-Hulman's squad with an average of 10.7 points per game.  Her efforts included 10 double-doubles this season, with season-highs of 21 points and 18 rebounds against Piedmont.

Ploof has moved into eighth place on Rose-Hulman's career rebounding list with 546.  She also shot 47% from the field and reached double figures in scoring 14 times this season.

johnson-marianJohnson led the Fightin' Engineers in scoring average at 11.3 points per game.  She also ranked second on the team with 50 assists, led the squad with 16 blocks, and was third on the team with 32 steals. 

Johnson reached double figures in scoring 18 times in her first college season, including nine games with 15 or more points.  She tallied a season-high 19 points in a win over Mount St. Joseph.

Cain started all 26 games at point guard with averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.  She also led the Fightin' Engineers with 64 assists.

Rose-Hulman finished 12-14 overall and 8-10 in conference play for the team's best season since the 2006-07 campaign.  The Fightin' Engineers also qualified for their third straight conference tournament.