Four Fightin' Engineers Earn Weekly HCAC Honors

Four Fightin' Engineers Earn Weekly HCAC Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Four Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for their efforts last weekend.

Women's tennis player Suzana Mohd, football defensive back Kevin Nowak, volleyball libero Gabi Razma and men's cross country runner Sam Sobczak were honored by the conference office for their performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Mohd was named HCAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week after helping Rose-Hulman earn 9-0 victories over Earlham and Franklin.  She improved to 5-0 at the No. 1 singles position and 4-1 in No. 1 doubles play this fall by winning singles and doubles matches in straight sets against the two in-state conference foes.  Mohd helped Rose-Hulman improve to 6-1 on the season and 4-1 in league play.

Nowak earned HCAC Football Defensive Player of the Week accolades after leading the Fightin' Engineers in tackles in the 51-14 Homecoming victory over Anderson.  He recorded six solo tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one pass breakup and snagged an interception to pace the defensive effort in the win.  On the season, he ranks second on the team with 24 tackles.

Razma captured HCAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honors after breaking a 15-year old record with 46 digs in a five-set loss to Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday.  She opened the weekend by setting a career-high with 30 digs in a narrow loss to Franklin and averaged over eight digs per set for the two-match weekend.  The two-time HCAC Player of the Week honoree ranks among the national leaders with 424 digs.

Sobczak earned HCAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week accolades for the third consecutive week after winning the Earlham Invitational.  The junior set a meet record with a time of 26:05 to win the individual crown and help the Fightin' Engineers earn their first team meet victory of the season.  Rose-Hulman recorded four of the top placements in the meet.