Razma Named HCAC Defensive MVP; MacInnis Earns First-Team Honors

Razma Named HCAC Defensive MVP; MacInnis Earns First-Team Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Gabi Razma was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Most Valauble Player, and junior Bailey MacInnis joined her on the all-conference squad in results released by the league office on Wednesday.

Razma caps her career as a four-time first-team all-HCAC selection and a two-time HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player.  She captured Defensive Player of the Year honors as a freshman in 2014 and as a senior in 2017.

Razma is ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division III in digs (662) and No. 14 in digs per set (5.91) this season.  She holds the Rose-Hulman single-game (46) and career (2,655) school records for digs and is also a nine-time event champion in track and field.  Razma has been a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in both volleyball and track.

MacInnis ranks in the national top 75 in kills per set (3.32) and hit at a .222 overall percentage this season.  Her season totals included 372 kills, 122 digs and 49 total blocks.  She recorded the second-most kills in a match in school history with 26 against Bluffton in October.

MacInnis moved into the Fightin' Engineer career top 10 with 866 career kills through the end of her junior campaign.  Just four players in Rose-Hulman history have crossed 1,000 kills, a feat MacInnis looks to accomplish in 2018.

Other all-conference award winners included Grace Beach earning a spot on the all-HCAC Freshman Team; and Katie Orbeta and Mackenzie Gossard claiming honorable mention all-league accolades.

Beach enjoyed a strong opening season of her college career with 219 kills (2.49 per set), 62 digs and 21 blocks.  Orbeta ranks third nationally with five triple-doubles this season and recorded season totals of 119 kills, 741 assists, 286 digs and 23 blocks.  Gossard led the team with 88 blocks this season, and ranks No. 2 in school history in block assists (280) and No. 4 in total blocks (319).

Senior Becca Poppel earned a spot on the conference's all-sportsmanship team after completing her four-year playing career.  Poppel recorded 119 kills and 235 digs this season, increasing her career totals to 384 kills and 838 digs.

Rose-Hulman finished 20-12 for its best season since 2012.  The Fightin' Engineers reached the HCAC Tournament Championship Match for the first time since 2011 and earned a top-two seed in a conference tournament for the first time in program history this season.