Chann, Rigitano Earn Academic All-District Honors


Chann1TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed two student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-District Team, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior tennis player Megan Chann (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge) captured second-team academic all-district honors in the women's at-large category, and sophomore golfer John Rigitano (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) earned second-team academic all-district accolades in the men's at-large category.

Chann completed her Rose-Hulman career ranked second in career doubles wins (55) and winning percentage (.671); second in total wins (83) and first in single-season doubles wins with 17 in 2007.  She compiled an 11-9 singles record and finished with nine doubles wins this season.

Rigitano1Chann, a mechanical engineering major, helped lead the Rose-Hulman women's tennis team into the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time this season as the squad's No. 1 singles player. 

Rigitano was the No. 2 ranked golfer on the men's squad this season with a stroke average of 84.3.  The electrical engineering major's efforts included two top-10 finishes in seven events. 

Rigitano's efforts this season also included helping Rose-Hulman defeat Wabash in a dual match to reclaim the Giant-Engineer Cup for the first time since 2006.