Liz Evans Named National Athlete of the Week Again


evans-pic-barTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) earned her second United States Track and Field Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week award of the 2013 season on Monday.

Evans set a new NCAA Division III all-time record in the high jump with a leap of 5' 11 1/2" at Bellarmine University on Saturday.

Entering the weekend in a  three-way tie with Middlebury’s Kristy Laramee of Middlebury and Maria Megnin of Hartwick on the all-time list at 5' 11 1/4", Evans cleared her Division III-record height on the final attempt after making her first four heights on five attempts.

Evans previously tied the record at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational in March.

Rose-Hulman returns to action with two meets this weekend.  The Fightin' Engineers host an open meet on Friday and travel to the Indiana Division III Championships at Franklin on Saturday.