TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology received votes in a season ending NCAA Division III women's basketball poll for the first time in program history, in results released today by D3hoops.com
Rose-Hulman received two poll points in the final weekly national top 25 poll released on Monday. Amherst defeated Tufts to claim the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship Game last Saturday.
In addition, Rose-Hulman ended the season ranked No. 24 in the Hero Sports women's basketball rankings, a statistically based metric poll.
Rose-Hulman qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in program history as part of a school record 24-4 season. The Fightin' Engineers achieved four primary goals for the first time ever: winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title, winning the HCAC Tournament, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, and setting a school record for wins in a season.
The title qualified Rose-Hulman for its first NCAA Division III Tournament game, a narrow 57-54 loss to Wheaton on March 3 in St. Louis.
Rose-Hulman completed the historic season ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring defense (46.1 ppg), No. 6 in field goal percentage defense (31.3), No. 16 in rebounding margin (+9.7 per game), and No. 22 in blocked shots (144) among the 440 teams that play NCAA Division III women's basketball.
Individually, Ally Bromenschenkel ended the season ranked No. 42 nationally in free throw percentage (83.5%) and No. 74 in free throws made (106). Josie Schmidt also ranked in the top 100 in blocked shots, finishing No. 81 nationally at 1.7 per game.