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
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
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
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.