Two HCAC Student-Athletes Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

Two HCAC Student-Athletes Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Ryuji Aoki, Men's Basketball, Rose-Hulman

On the court, Aoki started the first 18 games before suffering a season ending injury and ranks third on the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game.  He shot 46% from the field this season and 40% from three-point range.  Aoki will also graduate as Rose-Hulman's career leader in free throw percentage after hitting 138-of-148 in his career (93.2%).  He scored 641 points with 120 rebounds and 89 assists in 64 career games.

In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major carries a 3.91 grade point average and is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Honors Society.  Most impressively, Aoki is on track to graduate with a Rose-Hulman bachelor's degree in just three years this May.

On Twitter, head coach Rusty Loyd said, "I've never met a harder working, more deserving player of award. Ryuji works tirelessly on his game and schoolwork, so to see him graduate in only 3 years with such great athletic success is amazing. Hated to see his season cut short by injury, but proud of him!"

Ally Bromenschenkel, Women's Basketball, Rose-Hulman

On the court, Bromenschenkel is the first Rose-Hulman player since 2011 to average a double-double for a season.  She averages 17.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.   In addition to helping the team win three regular season conference championships and make two NCAA Division III Tournament apperances with an 89-18 overall record, Ally also ranks 4th in Rose-Hulman history in career points (1,374), 3rd in rebounds (810), and 5th in blocked shots (113).

In the classroom, the mechanical engineering major carries a 3.84 grade point average.  She has accepted a position with a internationally regarded firm that will begin following her graduation this May.

 

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-March.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.