TERRE 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.
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
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.
Kreipke 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.
Evans 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
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.