Through the end of the 2010-11 academic year, 44 Butler student-athletics have been named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. The list is sponsored and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


The Athletic Director's Honor Roll recognizes those student-athletes who have represented Butler University through participation in intercollegiate athletics during the specified fall/spring semester, and achieved either a 3.25 semester/cumulative GPA. Traditionally, almost half of the current Butler student-athlete's achieve this recognition on a regular semester basis. Additionally, all student-athletes who achieved a perfect 4.00 for that respective semester are recognized, as well as the top four male and female teams which have the highest team grade point average for that specific semester.

The list of the names of the various award winners are posted at the end of each fall/spring term in the Athletic Academic Support Program Office area, and in the glass case outside the men's basketball office.


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 GPA of 3.20 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.


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.

Butler student-athletes have long been respected for their ability to combine academic success in the class room with athletic success in their respective sport. The "Josten's Scholar-Athlete Recognition Day" was founded during the 1999-2000 school year to recognize exceptional academic achievement during the previous calendar year. In order for a student-athlete to receive this recognition they must have achieved a 3.25 semester and/or cumulative grade point average during the previous calendar year, when they were representing Butler University as a member of an intercollegiate athletic team. As part of a men's basketball half-time program, all student-athletes who are award winners are personally recognized for their academic achievement during the fall/spring semesters of the previous calendar year. Additionally, each award winner is listed in the game program for that day's competition, and a Josten's representative has traditionally presented a financial donation in support of the athletic department's tutoring program.

From 2004-08, the Butler Athletic Department and the Butler "B" Association sponsored a year-end, all-sports Banquet. The event paid tribute to Butler's 21 athletic teams and includes the presentation of Most Valuable Player and Mental Attitude Award winners to members of each of the athletic teams, as well as the presentation of several special recognition and scholarship awards.