December 18, 2009

Eleven Bulldogs Earn Academic All-Horizon League Honors

Complete List Of Academic All-Horizon League Teams

INDIANAPOLIS - Eleven Butler student-athletes from the fall sports were named Academic All-Horizon League for exceptional performance on the field and in the classroom. Butler had the most academic all-league performers, accounting for 22 percent of the league's 50 honored student-athletes. The awards are a result of a balloting by the league's faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.

BU was represented on four of the five fall sports. The men's soccer team, which also won the league regular season championship this season, placed a Horizon League-best four student-athletes on the all-academic team. BU's men's cross country and women's soccer teams each had three honorees and women's cross country added one.

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) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.

Here is a list of Butler's recognized student-athlete's by sport:

Men's Cross Country
Andy Baker
Tom Boardman
Matt Lawder

Women's Cross Country
Sara Bird

Men's Soccer
Connor Burt
Boris Gatzky
Fabian Knopfler
Ben Sippola

Women's Soccer
Morgan Cox
Lindsey Fox
Angie Muir

Academic All-Horizon League By School
BUTLER - 11
Loyola - 7
Valparaiso - 7
Cleveland State - 5
Milwaukee - 5
Wright State - 5
Youngstown State - 4
Green Bay - 3
UIC - 2
Detroit - 1