RHIT's Anna Lewer Named Capital One Academic All-American

Releasee courtesy of Rose-Hulman

Academic All-America Volleyball Team

TERRE HAUTE, IN -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis, Ind./ Lutheran) and has earned Capital One NCAA Division III Volleyball Academic All-American honors, in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Lewer captured third-team accolades for her efforts in the classroom and as a member of the volleyball squad over the past four years. The NCAA Division III Academic All-American team includes three squads of six players each, chosen from over 400 volleyball playing institutions across the nation.

Lewer becomes the 99th Academic All-American in Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed the first volleyball award.  The honor represents the 13th Academic All-American award among female student-athletes in Fightin' Engineer athletic history.

At least one Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors for the last 27 years, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions.

Lewer was named Most Valuable Player of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference after a strong senior season.  She led the Fightin' Engineers with 386 kills, 3.42 kills per set and a .285 hitting percentage.  In addition, she finished second on the team in digs (409), third in blocks (53) and added 22 service aces. 

Lewer also capped one of the most decorated careers in Fightin' Engineer volleyball history.  She finished third in school history with 1,263 kills, sixth with 1,504 digs and ninth with 202 blocks.  In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major carries a 3.70 grade point average.

Lewer's efforts also helped Rose-Hulman compile a record of 84-41 in her playing career and became the first player in school history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

Rose-Hulman finished the 2012 volleyball season with a 21-9 overall record and a 7-2 mark in HCAC play.  The Fightin' Engineers recorded their second straight 20-win, single-digit loss season and advanced to the semifinal round of the HCAC Tournament.