TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology baseball team earned the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for its efforts in the classroom during the 2017 season.
ABCA Academic Team Award winners must carry a combined team grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year. Rose-Hulman joined 59 teams at the NCAA Division III level in earning Academic Team Award status in the second year for this coaches association program.
On the field, Rose-Hulman advanced to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The Fightin' Engineers won 18 games overall and finished 16-11 in HCAC play to secure a bid to the postseason.
Rose-Hulman opens the 2018 baseball season with its annual Florida trip starting Feb. 26.