Three Fightin' Engineers Named Academic All-District

746-acad-distTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three student-athletes on the Capital One first-team academic all-district squad in track and cross country, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Seniors Derek Bischak (Angola) and Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) captured first-team academic all-district accolades on the men's squad, while sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) was named to the first-team women's squad.

746-Bischak2Bischak qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor National Championships this season, placing 11th in the indoor mile and 15th in the outdoor 1,500-meter run.  He also shared Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year honors during the winter season and won four career league championships. 

Bischak holds the school record in the indoor mile run (4:13.84) and outdoor 1,500-meter run (3:50.76).  He also enjoyed a career in USAC racing, including a fourth-place finish in the 2007 Rumble in Fort Wayne won by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

In the classroom, Bischak carries a 3.88 grade point average as a mechanical and electrical engineering double major.

746-Xcountry5Kreipke qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championships in cross country, where he inished 119th of 279 runners.  He also placed third in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Cross Country Regional and second in the HCAC championships, highlighted by the third-best time in school history (25:15 at the NCAA Regional).

In track and field, Kreipke holds Rose-Hulman's school record in the indoor 5,000-meter run (15:15) and ranks second all-time in the 5,000-meters outdoors (14:51).  He also finished his career ranked third in the indoor mile (4:22.82) and fourth in the indoor 3,000-meter run (8:57.76) in the college's record book.

In the classroom, Kreipke carries a 3.86 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major.

746-evans-outdoor2Evans won the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor High Jump national championships this season, becoming the eighth athlete to win both events in the same year.

She has captured four career All-American honors, with two first-place high jump national finishes in 2011 and two second-place finishes in 2010.  Evans was also named the HCAC Indoor and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year in 2011, highlighted by winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump individual titles during the outdoor meet.

In the classroom, Evans carries a 3.51 grade point average as a mathematics and electrical engineering double major.

The Capital One Men's College Division Academic All-America Team is scheduled for release on June 21.  The Women's Academic All-America squad will be released on June 23.