July 25, 2008

Butler Places 14 Athletes On Academic All-Horizon League Spring Teams

July 25, 2008

Indianapolis, Ind. - Fourteen Butler student-athletes found their way onto the Horizon League's eight Academic All-League Teams for the spring, the league office announced on Friday (July 25). The Bulldogs featured at least one athlete on all eight of the all-league squads.

Seniors Genni Gardner (3.944 grade point average, Communications Disorders major), Calli Grimes (3.850, English), Kristi Hertzler (3.730, Biology) and Claire Holme (4.0, Education) represented Butler on the 19-member women's outdoor track & field team, while senior Darren Gauson (3.480, Education), senior Sam Jacobs (3.666, English) and sophomore Tyler Kos (3.606, Pharmacy) earned spots on the men's outdoor track & field squad.

Seniors Niki Garden (3.289, Pharmacy) and Paige McCracken (3.879, English) were two of the seven league athletes recognized on the women's golf team, while junior Kevin Sasena (3.724, Marketing) earned mention on the men's team.

Both the men's and women's tennis squads included a Butler student-athlete, with sophomore Ben Raynauld (3.684, Finance) earning a spot on the men's team and sophomore Molly Casperson (3.711, Pre-Health) being tabbed to the women's side.

Senior Jenny Jacobs (3.678, Elementary Education) was mentioned on the league's 12-member softball team and sophomore Kyle Schultz (3.264, Biology) nabbed a place on the baseball team.

A total of 88 student-athletes were honored in balloting by the league's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors from among more than 175 nominations.

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 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.