TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology senior Derek Bischak (Angola) and
sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox)
earned Capital One Track and Field and Cross Country
Academic All-American honors, in results released by the College
Sports Information Directors of America.
Bischak was one of 15 men's track and field and cross country
student-athletes named to the Capital One College Division Men's
First-Team Academic All-American squad. Just 15
student-athletes were named first-team Academic All-Americans in a
category featuring over 800 colleges at the NCAA Division II, III
and NAIA levels.
Evans claimed a spot on the Capital One College Division
Second-Team Women's Academic All-American squad. The second
team also consists of 15 student-athletes chosen from over 800
Bischak and Evans earned the 91st and 92nd Academic
All-American awards in Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed
the 11th and 12th honors in the sport of track and
field. They also become the eighth and ninth
different track and field student-athletes to capture Academic
All-American honors at Rose-Hulman.
Bischak 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 carried a 3.88 grade point
average as a mechanical and electrical engineering double
Evans won the NCAA Division III national
champion in the indoor and outdoor high jump in 2011. She
became just the eighth athlete in NCAA Division III history to
sweep the indoor and outdoor high jump national championships in
the same year.
Her career efforts include four All-American honors, including
second-place national finishes in the indoor and outdoor high
jump in 2010. She was also named the HCAC Indoor and Outdoor
Field Athlete of the Year in 2011, and won the high jump, long
jump and triple jump individual HCAC titles outdoors.
In addition, Evans holds school records in three events and has
been named the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Field Athlete
of the Year three times. She carried a 3.51 grade point
average as a double major in mathematics and electrical
At least one Rose-Hulman student-athlete has qualified
for a Capital One Academic All-America Team for 26 consecutive
years, a mark that ranks No. 6 nationally among all institutions
and No. 1 in NCAA Division III.
Rose-Hulman stands 10th overall among NCAA Division III
institutions in all-time Academic All-American awards.