Tyler Duffy Named 2nd-Team Academic All-American

Tyler Duffy Named 2nd-Team Academic All-American

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Tyler Duffy has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Team, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Duffy earned second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors to become the sixth Rose-Hulman men's basketball player to capture Academic All-American accolades.  The CoSIDA Academic All-America Team consists of three teams featuring five players each, out of nearly 450 NCAA Division III basketball programs across the country. 

Rose-Hulman student-athletes have now combined for 118 Academic All-American awards, including 31 consecutive years with at least one Academic All-American.  The 31-year streak ranks sixth among all NCAA institutions and first in NCAA Division III. 

Duffy averaged 10.4 points per game this season and started 79 of the final 80 games of his Rose-Hulman career.  He shot 49% from the field and had a team-high 109 assists in 2015-16.  His career totals included 727 points, 335 rebounds and 269 assists for a team that won two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships in his career.

In the classroom, the software engineering and economics double major carries a 3.96 grade point average.  He is a member of two HCAC outdoor track and field championship teams, and is an all-league honoree as a member of the 4-x-400 meter relay team.  Duffy is also a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor fraternity and is a Dean's List honoree in every quarter of his academic career.

Rose-Hulman finished 17-11 this season and reached the HCAC Tournament championship game for the fourth time in five years.  The Fightin' Engineers fell just shy of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth time since 2012, falling 93-88 in overtime to Mount St. Joseph in the league tournament finale.