Four Players Named All-HCAC; Prevo Coach of the Year

Four Players Named All-HCAC; Prevo Coach of the Year

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Jon Prevo has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball Coach of the Year, and four Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology players earned all-league honors in results released by the conference office.

The announcement came two days prior to Rose-Hulman's first NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament game in program history set for Friday.  The Fightin' Engineers will face Wheaton College (Ill.) in a matchup at Washington University in St. Louis on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Central Time.

Sophomore Ally Bromenschenkel earned first-team all-conference honors after leading the team at 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.  Bromenschenkel was a second-team all-league selection as a freshman in 2016 before claiming first-team honors this season.

Bromenschenkel shot 51% from the field and 83% on the free throw line this season.  She has scored 554 points and started 53 games in her Rose-Hulman career.  This year, she reached double figures scoring in a game 20 times.

Second-team all-league honorees included Abby Bromenschenkel, Alyzia Dilworth and Abbie Marshall.  Bromenschenkel averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game with eight games scoring in double figures.  She has scored 313 points with 151 rebounds and 80 assists in two seasons in the Rose-Hulman backcourt.

Dilworth earned all-conference honors after being named the HCAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player last weekend.  She averaged 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season.  The 2016 honorable mention all-conference and all-tournament team representative has career totals of 480 points, 230 rebounds and 114 assists.

Marshall ranks among Rose-Hulman's career top 10 in four major statistical categories. She ranks No. 1 in school history in games played (106), No. 5 in steals (133), No. 6 in assists (212), and No. 10 in rebounds (528).  Her career totals also include 709 career points.  The 2015 honorable mention all-conference selection averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this year.

Prevo earned Coach of the Year honors after leading the Fightin' Engineers to their first HCAC Tournament title, NCAA Division III Tournament appearance and outright regular season championship in program history.  The Fightin' Engineers have set a new single-season record for wins at 24-3 this season and would become the first Rose-Hulman men's or women's team to cross the 25-win threshold with a victory on Friday.

Prevo has increased his career record to 146-141 with this year's team performance.  Rose-Hulman is 47-7 over the past two years and currently has the nation's second longest NCAA Division III women's basketball home winning streak at 25 games.

Rose-Hulman opens the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Central Time against Wheaton College (Ill.) at Washington University.  If the Fightin' Engineers earn the win, they would return to the Washington University court on Saturday at 7 p.m. Central Time.