June 14, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Twelve Butler University student-athletes have been named to the Spring Academic All-League teams, chosen by the Horizon League. Overall, 74 student-athletes from nine member schools were honored with Academic All-League recognition from the sports of baseball, softball, golf, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's outdoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was the baseball squad with five players named to the academic all-league squad. Senior pitcher John Corcoran, who also was a third team Academic All-America pick, and senior second baseman Jeff Steele were both repeat selections on the Horizon League Academic All-Conference squad, while juniors Jeff Albert, Paul Beck and Tim Marks were named to the squad for the first time.
Other repeat selections for the Bulldogs were Brandon Currie and Jimmy Borendame from the men's tennis team and Mitch Foss from the men's golf squad. Rounding out Butler's picks were Colin Christie from men's golf, Christina Laun from women's tennis, Brad Bennett from men's outdoor track and field and Melissa Vogley from women's track and field. Bennett and Vogley previously had been named to the Horizon League's fall and winter academic all-conference squads.
The Horizon League Academic All-League team honors student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above with at least three complete semesters at the same institution, and who participate in a Horizon League-sponsored sport as a starter or an important reserve. Selections are made by Faculty Athletics Representatives and Sports Information Directors.
Loyola University Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago led all schools with 13 honorees each. Butler ranked third in total student-athletes honored, followed by Detroit (11), Wright State (9), UW-Milwaukee (8), UW-Green Bay (3), Youngstown State (3) and Cleveland State (2).