August 2, 2012

National Coaches Recognize Four Butler Teams

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Four Butler teams have earned recognition for academic success from their respective national coaching associations.  The Bulldogs were cited for academic performance in the sports of men’s and women’s track and field, men’s golf and women’s swimming.

The U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored Butler’s men’s and women’s track squads as 2012 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Teams.  Butler’s women tied for 16th nationally with a team grade point average of 3.40, just 0.10 behind national runner-up Wofford (3.53).  A total of 171 Division I women’s teams were recognized as All-Academic Teams.

Butler also was among 85 Division I men’s teams honored with All-Academic status by the USTFCCCA.  Schools had to have a team grade points average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for track and field All-Academic Team recognition.

The Bulldogs' men’s golf team earned Division I All-Academic Team recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  To qualify for the honor, teams had to compile a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  A total of 80 Division I men’s golf teams were honored by the GCAA.

The Butler women’s swimming team was one of 143 Division I squads to be recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with Scholar All-American status.  To be honored by the CSCAA, teams had to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.