Liz Evans Earns First-Team Academic All-American Honors

evans-awardTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior track and field standout Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) earned Capital One first-team Academic All-American honors, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Evans was one of 15 women's track and field and cross country student-athletes named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Division Women's First-Team Academic All-American squad.  Just 15 student-athletes were named first-team Academic All-Americans in a category featuring over 440 institutions at the NCAA Division III level.

Evans earned the 96th Academic All-American award in Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed the 13th honor in the sport of track and field.  She also became the fifth Fightin' Engineer track and field athlete to earn multiple Academic All-American honors.

Evans received first-team Academic All-American honors after a season that featured her fourth consecutive women's high jump national championship.  She became just the second athlete in NCAA Division III history to earn four consecutive women's high jump national championships between indoor and outdoor meets. 

In her career, Evans has earned six All-American awards with four first-place efforts (2011 Indoors and Outdoors; 2012 Indoors and Outdoors) and two national runner-up performances (2010 Indoors and Outdoors).  She is also a three-time Great Lakes Region Athlete of the Year and has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year four times.

In the classroom, the mathematics and electrical engineering double major carries a 3.50 grade point average.  She previously captured second-team Capital One Academic All-American honors in 2011.