Four Fightin' Engineers Earn HCAC Weekly Honors

Four Fightin' Engineers Earn HCAC Weekly Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes combined for four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors in three sports, in results released by the league office.

Senior Austin Swenson was named Football Offensive Player of the Week, and junior Matt Murray captured Football Special Teams Player of the Week accolades for the fourth time this season after Rose-Hulman's 44-9 win over Manchester on Saturday.

Freshman Anna Thompson was honored as Women's Tennis Player of the Week after helping the Fightin' Engineers win the HCAC Tournament title last week, and freshman Jessica Wells captured Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors for her efforts in two wins last week.

Swenson became Rose-Hulman's all-time leader in passing yards, finishing 25-31 for 265 yards and four touchdown passes in the Manchester win.  He has now completed 668 passes for 7,548 yards and 73 touchdowns as a Fightin' Engineer to hold the career school record in each category.

Murray booted a 36-yard field goal, hit five extra points, punted once for 31 yards and had nine kickoffs with one touchback to lead Rose-Hulman's special teams performance in the Manchester victory.

Thompson finished 2-0 in doubles play and 1-1 in singles matches to earn Most Valuable Player honors at the HCAC Tournament, won by Rose-Hulman on Sunday.  Thompson teamed with Naomi Bhagat to help the Fightin' Engineers win the No. 1 doubles match 8-6 on Sunday against Hanover, helping prove the difference in a 5-4 team victory.

Wells helped Rose-Hulman rally from a 1-0 deficit after a rain delay against Anderson, scoring with two minutes left in regulation and again in overtime to lead the team to a 2-1 win.  Rose-Hulman was 2-0 for the week, also defeating Defiance 2-0.

The football team stands 5-2 and 4-1 in HCAC play heading into Saturday's road showdown with No. 14 ranked Franklin (5-1, 4-0 HCAC).  Women's soccer travels to Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday before hosting Bluffton on Saturday.  The women's tennis finished the fall at 12-2 and will compete in the NCAA Tournament in May.