Three Fightin' Engineers Named Academic All-District

Three Fightin' Engineers Named Academic All-District

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three student-athletes on the Capital One NCAA Division III academic all-district seven men's and women's at-large squad for their efforts in competition and in the classroom this season.

Senior tennis player Matt Conrad and senior swimmer Orion Martin were named to the academic all-district team, while senior tennis player Lauren Miller captured a spot on the women's academic all-district team.  

Conrad, Martin and Miller were chosen for one of 10 men's and 10 women's positions on the team that includes nomination from over 30 institutions in multiple sports from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  The at-large program represents the most selective of the seven Academic All-America Teams due to the volume of sports involved.

Conrad, Martin and Miller each advance to their respective CoSIDA Academic All-America national ballots, with the Academic All-America Team scheduled for release on June 7.

Conrad is a member of the Rose-Hulman men's tennis team that will make its second consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearance this season.  Conrad and the Fightin' Engineers won their second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title and have earned a school record 20 victories this season.

Overall, Conrad has a singles record of 14-11 and is 14-12 in doubles play at the No. 5 singles and No. 3 singles spot this season.  He is also a two-time first-team all-conference selection.  In the classroom, Conrad is a chemical engineering major with a 4.00 grade point average.  

Martin has earned three All-American awards and four CCIW Swimmer of the Year awards in one of the top careers in Rose-Hulman swimming history.   He finished 6th, 6th and 7th nationally in the 100-butterfly at the last three NCAA Division III Championships and won five individual conference titles.  He has earned a total of 11 individual all-conference awards and competed on five CCIW title relay teams.  Martin also holds or shares nine school records.

In the classroom, Martin is on a path to earn two bachelor's degrees at the 2016 Rose-Hulman Commencement.  He holds a 3.88 grade point average as a double major in physics and computer science.

Miller completed her career with three honorable mention all-conference awards and ranks ninth in school history with a singles winning percentage of .596.  She compiled a career singles record of 31-21, including 22-8 in conference matches, and was 18-9 in doubles play at Rose-Hulman.

In the classroom, Miller had a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a biomedical engineering and biochemistry and molecular biology double major.