November 19, 2009

Conner Burt Named To Academic All-America Team

 Butler junior defender Conner Burt, who has excelled on the field and in the classroom, has been named first team on the 2009 ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-America Team, chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).  He was one of 12 players selected to the national honor squad.

Burt has started all 18 matches for the 14-2-2 Bulldogs, helping Butler to a national ranking, a Horizon League regular season championship and a berth in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.  He’s been a key performer on a defensive unit that has Butler ranked in the “Top 10” in the NCAA Division I in goals against average (0.59).  The Bulldogs have allowed just 11 goals in 18 matches.

And the Butler junior has been equally impressive in the classroom, boasting a 3.97 grade point average as a marketing major.  He was named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team in 2008, and he was picked to the CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team this fall.

Butler will begin play in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship on Sunday, Nov. 22.  The Bulldogs, seeded 12th in the championship, will face the winner of the Indiana-Louisville first round match.