TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology sophomore Nick Buchta (North Barrington,
Ill./Lake Zurich) has earned Capital One NCAA
Division III Football Academic All-American honors, in results
released today by the College Sports Information Directors of
Buchta captured second-team accolades for his efforts in
the classroom and as a member of the football squad over the past
two years. The NCAA Division III Academic
All-American team includes two squads of 24 student-athletes
each (11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, one kicker, one
punter) out of nearly 300 football playing institutions across the
Buchta becomes the 98th Academic All-American in
Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed the 31st football
award. Thomas Reives was the most recent football honoree
following the 2009 season, and 12 Fightin' Engineer football
players have earned Academic All-American honors since
At least one Rose-Hulman
student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors for the
last 27 years, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I,
II or III institutions.
Buchta appeared in nine games with six starts for the
Fightin' Engineers this season. The left tackle provided
blocks that allowed senior Kyle Kovach to become the career rushing
leader at Rose-Hulman and also offered blocks in a career-high
342-yard passing effort by Mitch Snyder against Bluffton.
In the classroom, Buchta completed his freshman year with a 4.00
grade point average as a mechanical engineering major.
Rose-Hulman finished 5-5 overall on the gridiron this fall to
establish a new program record with an eighth consecutive season at
.500 or above. The Fightin' Engineers open the 2013 season
with a trip to Kalamazoo College on September 7.
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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