June 28, 2005

Butler Tops Horizon League with 74 Honored Student-Athletes

June 28, 2005

Butler led the Horizon League with 74 student-athletes named to the conference's 2005 Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league announced today (June 28). The league's nine institutions combined to recognize 504 student-athletes. UW-Milwaukee placed second with 63 honorees, while 62 athletes represent UW-Green Bay.

A sport-by-sport breakdown placed women's cross-country/track and field (68), women's swimming and diving (61) and women's soccer (58) at the top of the list. On the men's side, men's cross-country/track and field (54) and men's soccer (43) received the most academic honors.

Candidates for the Academic Honor Roll needed to meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participate in at least one of the League's 19 sports; 2) must have completed three semesters (four quarters on the quarter system) as a full-time student at the same member institution; and 3) must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 as of June 20, 2005.

At the end of May, Butler announced that 170 of its student-athletes currently boast a cumulative grade points average of at least 3.25, including 18 Bulldogs who posted a 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2005 semester. The 170 student-athletes were named to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll, which includes the league's honorees, freshman student-athletes and members of the football and lacrosse teams (which do not participate in the Horizon League).

The Horizon League will further recognize several Butler student-athletes in July when the conference office announces its "All-Academic Teams" for its spring sports. For a complete list of the student-athletes honored, as well as information on Butler's other academic honors and accomplishments, visit Butler's Academic Recognition page.