April 10, 2008
Indianapolis, Ind. - Butler continued its tradition of success in both competition and the classroom this past winter, as 14 Bulldog student-athletes were named to the Winter Academic All-Horizon League teams. The league office made the announcement on Thursday (April 10).
Butler featured the second-most recipients of any school in the league, finishing just two shy of league-leader Milwaukee (16).
The Butler men's basketball team made perhaps the biggest splash in the voting, as Bulldogs occupied three of the five spots on the league's academic team. Senior Drew Streicher was mentioned for the fourth time in his career and was joined on the team by two-time honorees in seniors Julian Betko and A.J. Graves.
Women's indoor track and field garnered the most recipients among the Butler squads with five members listed on the 17-athlete team. Seniors Genni Gardner and Kristi Hertzler earned their third-straight recognition, while seniors Claire Holme and Aubrey Smith and sophomore Rachel Juszczak took home their first awards.
The men's indoor track and field team placed three members on the all-league squad. Senior Chris Smith claimed his second mention on the team, and senior Kent Wories and junior Tyler Kos notched their first bids.
Junior Sarah Lynne Gates highlighted the women's swimming team's three honorees, capturing her second-straight mention. Senior Elizabeth Shafer and junior Katie Krueger, meanwhile, were honored for the first time.
A total of 76 student-athletes from six sports were honored after voting by the league's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. 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.
Butler Student-Athletes on the Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Genni Gardner - 3.943 (Communication Disorders)
Kristi Hertzler - 3.712 (Biology)
Claire Holme - 4.000 (Education)
Rachel Juszczak - 3.819 (Music Education)
Aubrey Smith - 3.928 (Chemistry)