TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- 2013 graduate Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) became the first NCAA postgraduate scholarship winner at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a generation, in results released by the NCAA.
A total of 29 men and 29 women from all NCAA Division I, II and III spring sports were honored for a combination of their athletic and academic success. Each recipient earns $7,500 to pursue post-graduate studies.
Per the NCAA, to qualify student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. A 3.2 grade point average and a nomination by their institution’s faculty athletics representative are also requirements to be eligible for the award. The scholarship has been awarded since 1964.
Evans earned dual degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman's Commencement ceremony in May 2013. She also earned first-team Capital One Academic All-American honors in 2012 and 2013 and was a second-team Academic All-American in 2011.
In track and field, Evans became the first five time national champion and eight-time All-American in Rose-Hulman history. She earned the 11th individual national championship and 84th All-American award in the Fightin' Engineer athletic department history. Her honors marked the 49th All-American award and 10th national championship for the Rose-Hulman track and field program.
Her eight All-American awards include five first-place efforts (2013 Outdoors; 2012 Indoors and Outdoors; 2011 Indoors and Outdoors), two national runner-up performances (2010 Indoors and Outdoors) and one third-place effort (2013 Indoors). She also finished seventh at the USA National Championships with an NCAA Division III national record setting mark of 6' 0 1/2" in June.