TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology set a new conference record with seven student-athletes named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week, in teams released on Monday (March 28) by the league office.
Rose-Hulman students were honored in six sports and the accomplishment marks the first time in conference history that seven athletes from the same institution have been named Players of the Week at the same time.
This week's Rose-Hulman honorees included Georges Adam (men's tennis), Debie Gedeon (track and field women's track athlete), Josh Himes (track and field men's field athlete), Zach Hull (baseball hitter), Jenny Miller (softball hitter), Sanders Park (men's golfer) and Gabi Razma (track and field women's field athlete).
Adam finished 1-1 in singles play and 2-0 in doubles play as Rose-Hulman moved to 10-5 on the men's tennis season. Adam stands 8-6 in singles play and 14-5 in doubles play so far this spring for a team that is also 2-0 in HCAC play. The men's tennis team faces Hanover and Anderson on Saturday, then hosts Southern Indiana this Sunday.
Gedeon snapped her own school record in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.97 seconds on Friday at the Washington University Invitational to earn Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors. She improved her own mark by one-half second to finish second in the race with a time that ranks No. 9 nationally in NCAA Division III this season.
Himes won the discus throw (154' 11") with a mark that ranks No. 3 nationally in NCAA Division III so far this season and also ranked as his personal best performance. He also came home third in the shot put with a mark of 48' 8 3/4".
Hull finished 5-7 at the plate in three appearances, batting .714 with an .857 slugging average, a .750 on-base percentage and perfect fielding in 15 attempts to help Rose-Hulman finish 3-1 last week. He recorded a double, scored two runs and had two RBIs. The baseball team stands 9-5 overall and 2-1 in league play entering Wednesday's game against Anderson University at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
Miller batted a perfect 1.000 with a 2.167 slugging average during Saturday's doubleheader sweep over Spalding University. She was 6-6 at the plate with two home runs, one double and one stolen base in wins of 8-0 and 12-4. Miller and the Fightin' Engineer softball team improved to 9-5 on the season entering Saturday's doubleheader at Defiance.
Park won Medalist honors at the Rose-Hulman Men's Golf Invitational with rounds of 75 and 72 to earn a two-shot individual victory over a field of 75 golfers. He birdied his final two holes of the day to earn a two-shot victory, and his efforts helped Rose-Hulman finish fourth in the 10-team event. The men's golf team returns to action at Hanover College on April 9-10.
Razma was named HCAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week after setting a school record in the triple jump with a leap of 36' 7 1/2". She finished second overall in both the triple jump after winning the long jump (16' 10 1/2") with career-best performances in both events. Her triple jump mark currently ranks No. 10 in NCAA Division III. The track and field teams travel to Hanover on Saturday.