Release courtesy of Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- 2013 graduate Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) earned the 100th Academic All-American honor in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology history, in results released Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The five-time national champion was one of 15 women's track and field and cross country student-athletes named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Division Women's First-Team Academic All-American squad. Just 15 student-athletes were named first-team Academic All-Americans in a category featuring over 440 institutions at the NCAA Division III level.
Evans continues another Rose-Hulman tradition with this selection. The honor marks the 28th consecutive year that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions and the longest streak in Division III.
In addition to five NCAA Division III national championships and eight All-American awards, Evans also graduated from Rose-Hulman in May with two bachelor's degrees, one in mathematics and one in electrical engineering.
Most recently, Evans placed seventh at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake University to establish herself as one of the top jumpers at any level in the nation. She established a new NCAA Division III women's high jump all-time outdoor record for the third time this spring by clearing 6' 0 1/2" at the championships.
Evans claimed the 14th Academic All-American honor in the sport of track and field. The fifth Rose-Hulman track and field athlete to earn multiple honors, Evans capped a career featuring two first-team Academic All-American awards (2012 and 2013) and a second-team honor (2011). She also became just the fourth student-athlete in Rose-Hulman history to earn three or more Academic All-American awards (Thomas Reives, Ed Huonder, Greg Kremer).
In her career, Evans earned eight All-American awards with five first-place efforts, two national runner-up performances and one third-place finish. She also claimed five Great Lakes Region Athlete of the Year and was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year six times.