Murray, Thompson Earn Academic All-District Honors

Murray, Thompson Earn Academic All-District Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology juniors Matt Murray and Alec Thompson earned spots on the CoSIDA NCAA Division III Academic All-District VII Football Team, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Murray and Thompson will advance to the NCAA Division III Academic All-America ballot, with the national team scheduled for release on Tuesday Nov. 29.

The duo are part of a Rose-Hulman team that is one win away from its first trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Murray has been a four-time HCAC Player of the Week selection this season.  He stands 4-6 on field goal attempts, 24-26 on extra points and averages 40.0 yards per punt with 15 kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

In the classroom, Murray is a double major in chemical engineering and mathematics with a 3.85 grade point average.

Thompson was a first-team all-conference selection and was chosen d3football.com all-North Region last season.  This year, he has recorded three interceptions, a team-high nine pass breakups and 29 total tackles in the secondary.

In the classroom, Thompson is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.80 grade point average.

Rose-Hulman stands 7-2 on the season and is tied atop the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings at 6-1 in league play.  The Fightin' Engineers would secure a conference co-championship and their first trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a win over Earlham on Nov. 12.