Jan. 26, 2005
Butler placed a Horizon League-high 11 student-athletes on the conference's Fall 2004 Academic All-League Teams, the league announced Tuesday (Jan. 25). The teams were voted on by the league's sports information directors and faculty athletic representatives. Of the 11 Butler student-athletes recognized, five are repeat selections. The Horizon League's fall sports include men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
Headlining the Butler contingent is men's soccer player Andrew Pancio, who was recognized with the honor for the third straight year. Monica Behney and Monika Schneider (women's cross country), Kate Lord (women's soccer) and John Mariscalco (men's soccer) were honored for the second time in their respective Butler careers.
The remaining Butler student-athletes that made their respective sport's team are Andrew Sherman and Nick Goodliffe (men's cross country), Victoria Mitchell (women's cross country), Kali Carter (volleyball), Marcie Stucky (women's soccer) and Patrick Reilly (men's soccer). All six are first-time recipients.
The Academic All-Horizon League Teams are selected by the Horizon League Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives. Nominees must meet the following criteria: 1) a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.25 or better on a 4.00 scale; 2) have completed at least three semesters at the same institution; and 3) be a starter or significant contributor in a League-sponsored sport. The team is comprised of the same number of first team All-Horizon League student-athletes in each sport. Ties are not broken.
Eight of the Academic All-Horizon League honorees also earned postseason All-Horizon League recognition, which is based solely on athletic performance. CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) named Stucky, Reilly and Pancio to its 2004 CoSIDA District V All-Academic soccer teams, which represents Division I schools from Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ontario and Manitoba.