Three Volleyball Players Named Academic All-District

746-acad-distTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Three members of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology volleyball team earned Capital One academic all-district honors, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) and senior Erika McGuire (Indianapolis/Warren Central) captured first-team academic all-district honors, while junior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) earned second-team honors.

Lewer and McGuire will advance to the national ballot, with the national team released on Dec. 11.

Lewer was named Most Valuable Player of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday after a strong senior season.  She led the Fightin' Engineers with 386 kills, 3.42 kills per set and a .285 hitting percentage.  In addition, she finished second on the team in digs (409), third in blocks (53) and added 22 service aces. 

Lewer also capped one of the most decorated careers in Fightin' Engineer volleyball history.  She finished third in school history with 1,263 kills, sixth with 1,504 digs and ninth with 202 blocks.  In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major carries a 3.70 grade point average.

McGuire earned the NCAA Division III National Sportsmanship Award for her pregame Zumba routine earlier this fall and also made an impact in the Engineer rotation.  The season featured 98 sets played for McGuire with 40 service aces, 108 digs and 13 kills.

In the classroom, McGuire carries a 3.91 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major.

Dangel earned three HCAC Defensive Player of the Week awards this season as the team's starting libero.  She paced the team with 478 digs (4.23/set) and added 28 service aces and 28 assists.

In the classroom, Dangel has a 3.82 grade point average as a civil engineering major.

Rose-Hulman finished the volleyball season with a 21-9 overall record and a 7-2 mark in HCAC play.  The Fightin' Engineers recorded their second straight 20-win, single-digit loss season and advanced to the semifinal round of the HCAC Tournament.