Nine Butler Athletes Earn Academic All-League Honors

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Nine Butler student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Horizon League Spring Academic All-League Teams, released by the league office on Wednesday (June 27).  The nine athletes represent six different Butler teams.

Six of Butler’s nine honorees were repeat selections, including junior Kaitlyn Love.  The Butler distance runner earned her third Academic All-League certificate this year!  Love was named to the 2011 Horizon League Fall Academic All-League team as a member of Butler’s league champion cross country team, and she earned a spot on the 2011-12 Horizon League Winter Academic All-League Team while competing on Butler’s indoor track squad.

Love’s teammate, sophomore Shelbi Burnett, picked up a second certificate this year.  She also was named to the Fall Academic All-League Team as a member of Butler’s cross country squad.

Other multiple winners were seniors Clare Cornelius and Michelle Nash of the women’s golf team, senior Lauren McNulty of Butler’s softball squad and senior Griffin Richeson from the Butler baseball team.  Cornelius, Nash and McNulty each earned the league honor for a third consecutive year, while Richeson was tabbed for the second straight year.

Also honored from Butler were junior Chase Byerly (baseball), junior Andrew Wegeng (men’s golf) and sophomore Mick Wang (men’s outdoor track and field).

The nine honorees gave Butler 20 Horizon League Academic All-League certificates in 2011-12.

The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports.  To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale), have completed at least one year at the member institution and have earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.