Three Volleyball Players Named All-HCAC

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Three Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology volleyball players earned all-conference recognition and a fourth player captured a spot on the all-freshman team, in results released today by the league office.

225-jensenSophomore Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest) earned first-team all-league recognition, and seniors Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) were named honorable mention all-conference.  Morgan Dreyer (Batesville, Ind.) also claimed a spot on the all-freshman team.

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). 

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.

Levitt led the Fightin' Engineers with 43 service aces and ranked second on the team with 279 kills and 371 digs.  She completed her four-year career ranked in the top 10 in school history in kills (5th at 978), kills per set (8th at 2.24), service aces (4th at 181) and aces per set (4th at 0.42).

Dreyer ranked as Rose-Hulman's leader in assists this fall with 654.  Her efforts also included 141 kills with 210 digs and 23 blocks.  She ranked among the team leaders in assists (1st), digs (4th), service aces (5th), kills (5th) and blocks (5th).

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.