TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Two Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology volleyball players earned first-team Capital One academic all-district honors, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Senior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) and sophomore Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest) earned NCAA Division III first-team Capital One academic all-district seven honors for their efforts on the court and in the classroom this fall.
Dangel and Jensen will advance to the national ballot, with the national team released on Dec. 10.
Dangel finished her career ranked third in Rose-Hulman history with 1,604 digs after recording a team-high 593 digs this season. She captured three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week awards this season and was a six-time league Player of the Week over the last two seasons.
The honor marks the second consecutive year that Dangel qualified for the Capital One academic all-district team, after the libero claimed second-team honors last season. In the classroom, the civil engineering major carries a 3.84 grade point average.
Jensen led Rose-Hulman in kills (315) and kills per set (2.69) as a full-rotation player. She also ranked second on the team in assists (453) and was third on the squad in digs (291), blocks (36) and service aces (26). Her balanced performances helped Jensen rank among the NCAA Division III national leaders with six triple-doubles this season.
Over two seasons, Jensen has already placed her name in several locations in the Rose-Hulman volleyball record book. She ranks sixth on the career kills per set list (2.38), stands eighth in attack percentage (.231), eighth in assists (1,039), sixth in assists per set (4.52) and eighth in service aces per set (0.32). In the classroom, the chemical engineering major carries a 3.92 grade point average.
Rose-Hulman finished the volleyball season with a 15-18 record and qualified for the HCAC Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. The Fightin' Engineers also won their final three regular season matches to earn a home game in the HCAC Tournament.