TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award for its efforts in the classroom during the 2018-19 season.
Team Academic Excellence Award recipients must have an overall team cumulative grade point above 3.0. Rose-Hulman is among 150 institutions at the NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA levels in compiling a men's basketball team grade point average above 3.0. Rose-Hulman is also one of eight Indiana institutions earning the award.
Rose-Hulman finished 17-9 last season and 13-5 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Fightin' Engineers have reached the HCAC Tournament Championship Game five times in the last eight years and are projected to return three starters and more than 10 letterwinners next season. The 2019-20 season begins on Nov. 15 at DePauw.