TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Winston Amankwah has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Confrerence Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday night's 30-0 shutout victory at Rhodes College.
Amankwah recorded the second-longest interception return for a touchdown in Rose-Hulman history with his 97-yard pick-six in the second quarter. Amankwah hauled in a pass on the Rose-Hulman 3-yard line and scampered down the sideline 97 yards for a score.
Amankwah was part of a defense that recorded Rose-Hulman's first shutout since a 2013 win over Mount St. Joseph in the win. The Lynx completed just 8-of-26 passes in the game for 105 yards, and Amankwah tied for team-high honors with two pass breakups.
The first-year starter has 15 career tackles, three pass breakups and one tackle-for-loss in his Fightin' Engineer career.
Rose-Hulman improved to 1-1 on the season with the victory. The Fightin' Engineers have a bye this week, then begin HCAC play on Sept. 28 at Manchester University.