GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- The best season in Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology volleyball history came to in an end with a 25-15,
25-10, 25-11 loss to eventual national
champion Wittenberg University in the NCAA Division III
Tournament in November.
Rose-Hulman completed the season with a 24-9 record and
established single-season school records for victories and winning
percentage in the 2011 campaign.
The Fightin' Engineers also won their first Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships,
while also capturing the program's 200th victory during a landmark
Senior Morgan Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers
Catholic) and junior Anna Lewer
(Indianapolis/Lutheran) had four kills each to lead the
offense against one of the nation's top ranked defensive
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) added team-highs of 10 digs and eight assists.
Senior Karah Hickman (Hobart) led the squad with
four block assists, with Lewer contributing three block assists and
Wittenberg improved to 32-3 on the season and will face No. 9
ranked Heidelberg in the second round of the tournament on