INDIANAPOLIS - Eleven fall Butler student-athletes were named academic All-Horizon League for the fall 2010 semester, the highest total in the league. Four cross country runners, four men's soccer players, two volleyball players and a women's soccer player were honored.
Not only did Butler boast the most academic all-league performers, but the Bulldogs claimed five championships during the fall sports season. The cross country teams swept the league championships, men's soccer won a regular season title as well as the league tournament, women's soccer won a regular season championship and was the top seed in the women's soccer league tourney and volleyball claimed the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship.
Two men's and two women's cross country runners made academic All-Horizon League. The men's squad was represented by grad student Kris Gauson and senior Matt Lawder, each of whom own GPAs better than 3.70. Matt Roe's women's squad had sophomore Katie Clark and junior Lauren Haberkorn mentioned. Both Clark and Haberkorn have GPAs better than 3.85.
Butler men's soccer, which finished the season 16-1-3 and reached the top 5 in the national polls, were represented by seniors Conner Burt, Fabian Knopfler and Ben Sippola as well as sophomore Julian Cardona. All four of those Bulldogs sport a GPA better than 3.73. Butler women's soccer's starting goalkeeper, redshirt junior Olivia Walter, was on the women's soccer academic all-league team and sports the highest GPA of the 11 players selected.
Volleyball, which won 21 matches and advanced to the NCAA Tournament this season, had sophomore Gina Vera and senior Jessica Wolfe honored.
The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal academic all-league teams in each of its 19 sports. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better and have completed at least one year at the member institution (24 semester hours or 36 quarter credits).
2010 Fall Academic
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