Release courtesy of Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior tennis player Matt Conrad, senior swimmer Orion Martin and senior tennis player Lauren Miller each captured NCAA Division III At-Large Academic All-American honors, in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Conrad and Martin earned their second career Academic All-American awards, after both were third-team at-large selections in 2015. Miller became the first women's tennis player and 16th female Academic All-American honoree in Rose-Hulman women's sports history with the award.
The at-large program represents the most selective of the seven Academic All-America Teams due to the volume of sports involved. Honorees receive one of 15 spots on either a first, second or third-team Academic All-America squad and are voted on by a national committee of sports information personnel across the nation.
Rose-Hulman also joined Johns Hopkins as the only NCAA Division III institutions with two first-team at-large CoSIDA Academic All-Americans this spring.
Conrad competed as a member of the Rose-Hulman men's tennis team that made its second consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearance this season. Conrad and the Fightin' Engineers won their second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title and earned a school record 20 victories this season.
Overall, Conrad ranks third in school history with 53 singles wins and stands sixth on the all-time doubles wins list with 46. He finished 53-32 in singles play and 46-37 in doubles play during his four years on the Fightin' Engineer men's tennis team. In the classroom, Conrad recently completed his chemical engineering bachelor's degree with a 4.00 grade point average.
Martin earned three All-American awards and four CCIW Swimmer of the Year awards in one of the top careers in Rose-Hulman swimming history. He finished 6th, 6th and 7th nationally in the 100-butterfly at the last three NCAA Division III Championships and won five individual conference titles. He has earned a total of 11 individual all-conference awards and competed on five CCIW title relay teams. Martin also holds or shares nine school records.
In the classroom, Martin earned two bachelor's degrees at the 2016 Rose-Hulman Commencement. He holds a 3.88 grade point average as a double major in physics and computer science. Martin also became the second Rose-Hulman student-athletes in the last 25 years to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Miller completed her career with three honorable mention all-conference awards and ranks ninth in school history with a singles winning percentage of .596. She compiled a career singles record of 31-21, including 22-8 in conference matches, and was 18-9 in doubles play at Rose-Hulman.
In the classroom, Miller recently earned a bachelor's degree with a 4.00 grade point average as a biomedical engineering and biochemistry and molecular biology double major.
Rose-Hulman student-athletes have now combined for 121 Academic All-American awards, including 31 consecutive years with at least one Academic All-American. The 31-year streak ranks sixth among all NCAA institutions and first in NCAA Division III.