Women’s Soccer Excels in Classroom

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women's soccer program had a successful 2013-14 season both on the field and in the classroom. The unit maintained a 3.588 grade point average during the fall semester of 2013, during their inaugural season in the BIG EAST conference, and upped their team GPA to 3.622 this spring.

"We are incredibly proud of our players and happy that their continued commitment in the classroom is being recognized," Co-Head Coach Tari St. John said. "Our seniors have set a fantastic example and leave behind a legacy of expected academic excellence as they pass the torch to our younger players."

In total, 26 women's soccer student-athletes made the spring 2014 Athletic Director's Honor Roll which recognizes those who hold a 3.25 GPA or higher. Of those 26, five players posted a perfect 4.00 GPA during the spring semester. Those players were Julie Burton, Lucy Chauvin, Randi DeLong, Paige Johnson and Annie Weber.

"It's inspiring to work with a group of young women who strive every day to excel in the classroom, on the field and in their extensive community service efforts," St. John added. "The academic success our players enjoy is also testament to the fantastic support staff they have behind them. The efforts of their professors and advisors cannot be underestimated and is something our group appreciates greatly."

The women's soccer team recorded the highest team GPA of any Butler team sport on the women's side helping the department record a 3.290 GPA. That figure increased to 3.291 in the spring, with the women's soccer program once again posting one of the highest GPA's of any program at 3.622.

Athletic Director's Honor Roll – Spring 2014 (3.25 GPA or Higher)
Mary Allen
Ali Backscheider
Julie Burton*
Lucy Chauvin*
Olivia Colosimo
Randi DeLong*
Hannah Farley
Tessa Faulkens
Jayne Heinrich
Mackenzie Hopkins
Paige Johnson*
Serina Kashimoto
Stephanie Kaylor
Elise Kotsakis
Caroline Kowal
Laura Luther
Sophia Maccagnone
McKenzie Muchow
Natalie Nusinow
Claire Oosterbaan
Kaylee Pullins
Katie Reed
Addison Schaar
Anna Ventimiglia
Kathryn Voelker
Annie Weber*

* - Indicates 4.00 GPA