Swimming Teams Named All-Academic; Ross Earns Scholar Award

746-1112teamTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned All-Academic honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, in results released today.

In addition, junior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) was cited as a Scholar All-American by the CSCAA for his efforts in the classroom in the pool.  Ross earned honors for carrying a 3.78 grade point average and provisionally qualifying for the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championships.

The men's swimming and diving team combined for a 3.12 team grade point average, while the women's squad also received All-Academic recognition after combining for a 3.46 grade point average that ranked 25th nationally in NCAA Division III.

Rose-Hulman joined DePauw as the only Indiana based NCAA Division III institutions to qualify both the men's and women's squads for the All-Academic Team.

Rose-Hulman was also the only Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institution represented on the All-Academic list.  The Fightin' Engineers compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in the sport of swimming and were joined in All-Academic status by Augustana, Illinois Wesleyan and North Central on the list.