Four Fightin' Engineers Named HCAC Player of the Week


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 Stephan Lemmer (Haymarket, Va./Stonewall Jackson) captured HCAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors, and baseball senior Jamie Weinle (Harrison, Ohio/Olney C.C.) was named league Hitter of the Week.

evans-acClauser recorded a pair of second-place finishes at the DePauw University Invitational on Saturday to earn Runner of the Week honors.  She placed second in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:19.21 that ranks behind only her own school record mark in Rose-Hulman history.  She also added a high jump leap of 4' 11" for second-place honors.

Evans won three events at the DePauw Invitational on Saturday to earn Field Athlete of the Week honors.  She claimed first-place recognition in the long jump (18' 6 1/2"), the high jump (5' 7") and the triple jump (35' 8 1/2"). 

Her high jump mark currently ranks No. 2 nationally in NCAA Division III this season, while the long jump distance stands 12th.  The long jump mark also set a new Rose-Hulman school record.

lemmer1Lemmer helped key one of the best weeks in the history of Rose-Hulman men's tennis.  The Fightin' Engineers finished 5-0 over a six-day span last week to move to 5-4 on the season.

Lemmer compiled a perfect 5-0 record in singles play and in doubles play to emerge as the only Engineer to win all 10 matches last week.  He currently holds the No. 5 singles position for the Rose-Hulman team that is also 3-2 in league play.

weinle-msjWeinle batted .467 last week and slugged at an impressive 1.067 mark to help Rose-Hulman finish 3-2 in five games. 

He smashed three home runs in Saturday's doubleheader against Mount St. Joseph, including a walk-off home run in game one and a grand slam in the second game.  He finished 7-15 at the plate with five runs scored and nine RBIs.

The baseball team stands 17-7 overall and 8-2 in league play, and returns to action on Tuesday at Anderson.  The men's tennis squad is 5-4 and hosts Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday.  Rose-Hulman's track and field team returns to action at the Indiana Division III Championships at Franklin College on Saturday.