A total of 13 Butler student-athletes from seven different sports earned recognition from the Horizon League as members of the 2009 Spring Academic All-League Teams. The league office made the announcement on Wednesday (July 15).
The 13 Bulldog award winners were the second-most from any league school, trailing Youngstown State by just one recipient.
The men's outdoor track & field team led the way for Butler with six representatives. Leading the way were Academic All-Americans Andy Baker (3.871 grade point average as an MBA) and Kent Wories (3.946, Finance), as well as Track & Field All-American Stephen Lisgo (3.532, Education). Also honored were Kris Gauson (3.611, Education), Joe MacDonald (3.666, English) and Rob Mullett (3.501, Education).
Bulldogs were also present on both tennis teams, with Ben Raynauld (3.663, Finance) earning a spot on the men's team and Molly Casperson (3.521, Science, Technology & Society) checking in on the women's squad.
Erin Jackson (3.447, Marketing) rounded out the Butler representatives, earning a spot on the all-league softball team.
A total of 89 student-athletes from eight spring sports were honored in balloting 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.