TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Three members of the
Rose-Hulman football team captured first-team Capital One academic
all-district honors in results released today by the College Sports
Information Directors of America.
Seniors Jeff Ketchum (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Sycamore), Jordan Nielson (Syracuse,
Utah/Clearfield) and Nick Schneider (Naperville,
Ill./Neuqua Valley) were chosen to the first-team NCAA
Division III academic all-district seven squad.
The trio will advance to the NCAA Division III Academic
All-America National Ballot, with the team release scheduled for
Tuesday December 6. They have helped Rose-Hulman achieve a
team record of 23-16 during their college careers.
Ketchum has started all 39 games of his Rose-Hulman career
at the tackle position and has been a second-team all-league
selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010. His efforts have helped
2009 graduate Derek Eitel, 2010 graduate Reed Eason and current
tailback Kyle Kovach earn some of the top passing, receiving and
rushing records in school history.
The mechanical engineering major is a Dean's List honoree
and a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Nielson leads the Fightin' Engineers with 494 receiving
yards and ranks second on the team with 37 catches for a 13.4
average-per-catch and three touchdowns. His top effort was a
seven-reception, 117-yard performance against DePauw University in
the season opener.
The mechanical engineering major is a two-sport athlete
who is also a member of the basketball team. He also
completed a two-year LDS religious mission abroad.
Schneider holds every major Rose-Hulman placekicking
school record with career totals of 127 extra points, 29 field
goals and 214 kicking points. This season, Schneider is 7-10
on field goals and 16-19 on extra points to rank second on the
squad with 37 points.
The mechanical engineering major is a member of the Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity and has been involved in multiple community
service projects with his fraternity and academic major.
Rose-Hulman will complete the 2011 season in the Battle of
the Borders Broadsword Game at Earlham College on Saturday at 1:30
p.m. The Fightin' Engineers will look for their 11th straight
win in the series and could earn a share of second place in the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a win and a loss by
Hanover to Franklin on Saturday.