Butler Lands Eight On Academic All-League Teams

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Paced by men’s soccer and women’s cross country, Butler landed eight student-athletes on the 2011 Horizon League Fall Academic All-League Teams, announced by the league office on Monday (Jan. 30).  A total of 54 student-athletes from five fall sports were selected by a vote of the league’s faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.

Chosen from the men’s soccer Academic All-League Team from Butler were juniors Jordan Burt (Finance) and Austin Oldham (Finance) and sophomore Brandon Fricke (Economics/Mechanical Engineering).  The women’s cross country team at Butler placed senior Lauren Haberkorn (Pharmacy), junior Kaitlyn Love (Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education) and sophomore Shelbi Burnett (Secondary Education) on the Academic All-League squad.

Butler also had junior Gina Vera (International Management) and sophomore Maggie Harbison (Elementary Education) named to the volleyball Academic All-League Team.

Butler’s eight selections were the second-most in the league.  Valparaiso led the way with 12 student-athletes honored, while Loyola and Cleveland State tied for third with seven players each.  Milwaukee had five student-athletes selected, while Detroit, Green Bay and Wright State each had four.  Youngstown State had three representatives.

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 4.0 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours.

View the 2011 Horizon League Academic All-League Teams HERE.