Four Fightin' Engineers Named HCAC Players of the Week

Four Fightin' Engineers Named HCAC Players of the Week

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Four Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes received Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, in results released by the league office on Monday.

Charlie Aimone was named Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Josh Hennig earned Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors, Emilie Hobbs was named Women's Track Athlete of the Week, and Nick Palmer captured Men's Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

Aimone earned his second career HCAC Player of the Week honor and his first of the 2016-17 season.  He averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as Rose-Hulman swept Hanover and Bluffton on the road last week.  

Aimone had 18 points and eight rebounds in a 73-68 win at HCAC leader Hanover, then tallied 21 points and seven rebounds in a 78-62 win at Bluffton.  For the week, Aimone shot 50% from the floor (14-28) and 55% from 3-point range (6-11) along with a perfect 5-5 on the free-throw line.  The team improved to 9-10 overall and 7-5 in HCAC play with last week's two victories.

Hennig won the 400-meter dash (50.94), helped the 4-x-400 meter relay capture first-place honors (3:26.07) and was part of a runner-up 4-x-200 meter relay team (1:32.27) to help Rose-Hulman win the team championship at the Engineer Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Hobbs won the 5,000-meter run at the nine-team Engineer Invitational, running the second best time in Rose-Hulman history.  Hobbs recorded a time of 19:22.50 to distance the field and help Rose-Hulman place third as a team.

Palmer earned the pole vault top honor with a leap of 14' 10" at the Engineer Invitational on Saturday.  On the season, Nick holds the No. 14 ranked pole vault clearance in the nation, with a season-best 15' 5" earlier in January.

The men's basketball team returns home twice this week, facing Franklin on Wednesday and Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.  The track and field teams hit the road for Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.