Academic Honors

Timothy Blakely (Baseball) - 1981 Mike Goletz (Football) - 1999  Andy Baker (CC/Track) - 2009
Chuck Crockett (Football) - 1981 Meghann Berrier (CC/Track) - 2000 Matt Howard (MBB) - 2009
Andy Howard (Football) - 1982 John Corcoran (Baseball) - 2002 Kent Wories (CC/Track) - 2009
Elza Purvlicis (WBB) - 1983 Michael Mariscalco (MSOC) - 2002 Conner Burt (MSOC) - 2010
Steve Kollias (Football) - 1984 Amy Morrison (WSOC) - 2002 Gordon Hayward (MBB) - 2010
 Jill Taylor (Volleyball) - 1988 Tim Marks (Baseball) - 2003 Matt Howard (MBB) - 2010 
 Beth Christiansen (Volleyball) - 1990 Monica Behney (CC/Track) - 2005 Grant Hunter (Football) - 2010 
 Stacia Mellinger (Volleyball) - 1990 Victoria Mitchell (CC/Track) - 2005 Conner Burt (MSOC) - 2011 
 Kris Atkins (Softball) - 1991 Patrick Reilly (MSOC) - 2005 Matt Howard (MBB) - 2011 * 
 Scott Metzinger (Baseball) - 1993 Andrew Sherman (CC/Track) - 2005 Ben Sippola (MSOC) - 2011 
 Julie VonDielingen (WBB) - 1993 Paul Mongillo (MSOC) - 2006 Ronald Nored (MBB) - 2012 
 Andrew Cornell (Baseball) - 1995 A.J. Graves (MBB) - 2007 Chase Byerly (Baseball) - 2012 
 Chris Miskel (MBB) - 1995 Genni Gardner (CC/Track) - 2008 Jayme Szafranski (FB) - 2012
 Nick Batalis (Football) - 1998 A.J. Graves (MBB) - 2008 Andrew Smith (MBB) - 2013
 Mike Goletz (Football) - 1998 Claire Holme (CC/Track) - 2008 Katie Clark (CC/Track) - 2013
 Ryan Harber (Baseball) - 1998 Drew Streicher (MBB) - 2008  
 Sara Unrue (Softball) - 1998 Kent Wories (CC/Track) - 2008  

 

 

 

Year Semester Semester Semester
2003-04 Fall '03
Winter '04
Spring '04
2004-05 Fall '04
Winter '05
Spring '05
2005-06 Fall '05
Winter '06
Spring '06
2006-07 Fall '06
Winter '07
Spring '07
2007-08 Fall '07
Winter '08
Spring '08
2008-09 Fall '08
Winter '09
Spring '09
2009-10 Fall '09
Winter '10
Spring '10
2010-11 Fall '10
Winter '11
Spring '11
2011-12 Fall '11
Winter '12
Spring '12
2012-13 Fall '12 Winter 2013 Spring 2013
2013-14 Fall '13 Winter 2014 Spring 2014

 

Former Butler basketball standout Matt Howard won the Elite 88 Award for the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships.  Howard is the only Butler athlete to ever earn the prestigious NCAA academic award.  

Howard, who graduated in 2011 with a double major in finance and MIS, received the award during the Men’s Final Four Salute Presentation on March 31, 2011. He was recognized by Salute Presentation host Jim Nantz and then escorted to the front of the stage where he received a congratulatory handshake from President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush.

Howard was a three-time Academic All-American and was named the 2010-11 Academic All-American of the Year. 

The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.

Year Fall Semester Fall Cumulative Spring Semester Spring Cumulative
2007-08 Women's Track (3.407) Women's XC (3.475) Women's XC (3.564) Women's XC (3.513)
2008-09 Women's XC (3.510) Women's Track (3.532) Women's XC (3.659) Women's Track (3.547)
2009-10 Men's Golf (3.562) Men's Golf (3.454) Men's Golf (3.558) Men's Golf (3.465)
2010-11 Women's Tennis (3.564) Women's Tennis (3.617) Women's Tennis (3.633) Men's Soccer (3.535)
2011-12 Women's Tennis (3.723) Women's Tennis (3.618) Women's Tennis (3.723) Women's Tennis (3.624)
2012-13 Women's XC (3.668) Women's XC (3.612)  Women's XC (3.602)  Women's XC (3.590)

 

Candidates for the Academic Honor Roll needed to meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participate in at least one of the League's 19 sports; 2) must have completed three semesters (four quarters on the quarter system) as a full-time student at the same member institution; and 3) must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.

Year Semester Semester
2003-04 Fall '03 Spring '04
2004-05 Fall '04 Spring '05
2005-06 Fall '05 Spring '06
2006-07 Fall '06 Spring '07
2007-08 Fall '07 Spring '08
2008-09 Fall '08 Spring '09
2009-10 Fall '09 Spring '10
2010-11 Fall '10 Spring '11
2011-12 Fall '11 Spring '12
2012-13 Fall '12 Spring '13