TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Brendan Smyth and sophomore Gabi Razma earned spots on the Capital One NCAA Division III academic all-district seven men's and women's track and field teams for their efforts in competition and in the classroom this season.
Smyth and Razma were chosen for one of 10 men's and 10 women's positions on the team that includes nomination from over 30 institutions in multiple sports from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. They each advance to their respective CoSIDA Academic All-America national ballots, with the Academic All-America Team scheduled for release on June 22.
Razma has earned three individual and three relay conference championships in two years on the track and field team. She has captured three triple jump championships and has competed on one indoor 4-x-200 and two 4-x-400 meter relay teams that have won league titles.
Razma has recorded 14 career top five finishes in HCAC events and holds two individual and three relay school records. She holds both the indoor (36' 7 3/4") and outdoor (36' 9 3/4") triple jump school records, and is a member of one 4-x-200 and two 4-x-400 meter school record relay squads.
Razma also earned USTFCCCA all-region honors in the indoor triple jump in 2016 with her school record mark of 36' 7 3/4". She is a two-sport athlete, earning two all-HCAC awards and Defensive Player of the Year accolades in 2015 as a volleyball player. In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major carries a 3.97 grade point average.
Smyth has won two individual and two relay HCAC titles for teams that have swept the indoor and outdoor league championships during every year of his career. He earned conference titles in the 2014 outdoor triple jump (42' 11") and the 2016 indoor triple jump (43' 7 1/4"). His conference winning indoor triple jump also helped Smyth claim all-region honors in 2016.
Smyth's career includes seven individual and three relay top-five performances in HCAC championship events. In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major has a 3.92 grade point average.