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Max Gogel, Ben Strate Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors

Max Gogel, Ben Strate Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Max Gogel and senior Ben Strate have been selected to the first-team Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District VII Men's At-Large Team, in results released Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Gogel and Strate will advance to the NCAA Division III Academic All-America ballot, with the national team scheduled for release on Wednesday June 19.  Both the District and National teams are determined by a vote of NCAA Division III sports information personnel from across the nation and combines both academic and athletic accomplishments.  The At-Large program includes more than a dozen sports that sponsor NCAA Division III Championships.

Gogel led the Rose-Hulman men's golf team in scoring average at 77.60 strokes per round this season.  He currently ranks No. 4 in Rose-Hulman history with a scoring average of 77.54 strokes per round.

The mechanical engineering major with a 4.00 grade point average tied for first in the 2019 Franklin Invitational with rounds of 71 and 78.  He also won the Little Giant-Engineer Dual Match individual title with a round of 74 last fall.

Gogel came home 14th at the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships with rounds of 75, 83 and 76.  He has recorded a career-best round of 71 on two occasions.

Strate is a two-sport athlete for the swimming and diving team and the tennis squad.  He was part of four HCAC regular season and conference tournament championship tennis teams, playing No. 3 doubles as a senior in 2019.  The team set a school record with a 13-match winning streak this season, including a 5-1 win in round one of the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament over Illinois Tech.

In his career, Strate finished 15-10 in doubles play and 4-2 in singles matches.  His overall record this season was 10-8 at No. 3 doubles, including a 7-7 mark at the No. 3 position.

The mechanical engineering major won Rose-Hulman's John Logan Award for the highest grade point average among four-year student-athletes earlier this month with a perfect 4.00 GPA.  He was a member of two conference championship swimming and diving teams, in the CCIW in 2016 and in the HCAC in 2018.  Strate recorded four career top-five finishes in diving at conference championships, highlighted by 4th-place finishes in 1-meter and 3-meter diving at the 2017 CCIW Championships.