TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Zac Erba (Warsaw, Ind./Winona Lake) has earned academic all-district honors in track and field, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
Erba claimed a spot on the Capital One NCAA Division III men's track and field academic all-district first team after a strong season in the classroom and in numerous throwing events for the Fightin' Engineers this winter and spring. Ten athletes from NCAA Division III institutions located in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio comprise the first-team all-district seven squad.
Erba recorded two top-five finishes at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, helping the Fightin' Engineers earn their seventh-straight conference title with finishes of fourth in the hammer throw (154' 3") and fifth in the javelin (144' 2"). Indoors, he was a member of the fourth straight conference championship team and came home third in the weight throw (51' 2 3/4").
The two-sport athlete also started at tight end for the football team that won its first conference championship in 25 years last fall. Erba hauled in 16 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns for a team that earned a share of the HCAC championship.
In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major maintains a grade point average of 3.97. Erba advances to the national ballot, and the NCAA Division III Academic All-America Team for track and field is scheduled for release on Tuesday June 24.