June 27, 2007

Butler Lands 13 On Spring Academic All-League Teams

June 27, 2007

Indianapolis - The Bulldogs continued their excellence on the playing field and in the classroom this spring, as 13 Butler student-athletes were recognized on the Academic All-Horizon League Teams for the spring semester. The 13 recipients are the second-most in the league for the spring and bring the 2006-07 season total to 32 recognized athletes, which is tops in the conference.

The Bulldogs were represented at least once on each of the eight spring teams. Five of the student-athletes earned the award for the second-straight time, while one earned it for the third year in a row.

Men's tennis player Evan West (3.809 grade point average in chemistry) notched his third-consecutive Academic All-League honor, while women's tennis player Chelsey Casperson (3.709, secondary education) earned her first award.

Women's golfers Niki Garden (3.421, pharmacy) and Paige McCracken (3.844, English writing) each were honored with their second-straight distinction, while men's golfer Abe Mulvihill (3.291, finance) received his first acknowledgment.

The baseball team featured a pair of recipients, including a two-time winner in pitcher Jon Dages (3.293, finance). Utility player Alex Montagano (3.598, marketing) received his first recognition.

The softball team also garnered two award winners, with outfielder Jenny Jacobs (3.684, elementary education) and pitcher Jamie Wonderly (3.582, psychology) making their first appearances on the team.

The Bulldogs featured a pair of athletes on both the men's and women's outdoor track teams. Men's team member Chad Ware (3.531, chemistry) and women's members Genni Gardner (3.942, communication disorders) and Kristi Hertzler (3.695, biology) each were named to the team for the second year in a row, while Tyler Kos (3.798, pre-pharmacy) earned his first mention on the men's squad.

To be eligible for consideration on the academic all-league teams, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.