Four Fightin' Engineers Earn HCAC Player of the Week Honors


clauser-runTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes combined for four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, in results released today by the league.

The Fightin' Engineers swept the two women's track and field athlete of the week awards.  Junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) was named HCAC Track Athlete of the Week, with junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) winning Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) earned Men's Track Athlete of the Week accolades, with senior Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) earning the award as Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

coleman-sprintClauser established a new school record at the Rose-Hulman Invitational to earn Track Athlete of the Week honors.  The junior finished second in the 400-meter dash with a Rose-Hulman school record time of 1:00.22 to help the host Engineers place seventh in the 12 team event.

In addition, Clauser also placed fifth in the women's high jump and helped the 4-x-400 meter relay team earn fifth-place honors.

Coleman captured his second straight HCAC Track Athlete of the Week award to start the indoor season.  He ran the nation's fastest time in NCAA Division III with a 60-meter hurdles school record mark of 8.12 seconds and won the 200-meters in a time of 22.58.

dickerson-smwcColeman's efforts helped the No. 20 ranked men's track and field team win the Engineer Invitational title for the first time in the nine-year history of the event.  The meet featured two NCAA Division III top 20 ranked teams.

Dickerson also earned her second Player of the Week honor this season for her efforts on the basketball court.  She scored 23 points with 12 rebounds in a 55-44 win at Mount St. Joseph, after scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds in a narrow loss to Manchester last week.

evans-acOn the season, Dickerson ranks second in the HCAC in scoring (18.1 ppg) and leads the conference in rebounds (7.9 rpg).  She averaged 21.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 blocks per game last week.

Evans recorded the second-best NCAA Division III high jump mark in the nation so far this season with a leap of 5' 10" at the Engineer Invitational.  The effort ranks in the NCAA Division III all-time top five and also set a new Fightin' Engineer school record.

Evans has earned four All-American awards in a decorated career that features two national championships, two runner-up performances, and Capital One Academic All-American honors in 2011.

Rose-Hulman returns to track and field action on Friday at the DePauw University Invitational.  The women's basketball team stands 6-13 overall and 4-8 in league play entering Wednesday night's game at Anderson.