Butler Sports Spotlight

Butler Sports Spotlight

Nov. 4, 2002

*Senior Mark Tucker became the first student-athlete in the history of the Horizon League to be named both "Runner of the Year" and "Newcomer of the Year" at the league men's cross country championship in Chicago, Ill. Tucker won the Horizon League individual championship in 24:03. It was the sixth straight year that a Butler runner captured the men's conference individual title.

*Junior Becky Lyne was named Horizon League women's cross country "Newcomer of the Year" after helping Butler to the women's team title at the league championship. Lyne, running in her first conference meet, placed seventh in 18:13.

*Seniors Amber Gascoigne, Kelly Moring and Lissa Vogley, and juniors Becky Lyne and Lauren Brentano were named to the Horizon League women's cross country all-league team following the conference championship. Seniors Mark Tucker and Marty Fedmowski and juniors Steve Vernon, Brian Dunn and Gary Blackman earned all-league honors at the men's cross country championship.

*Butler head coach Joe Franklin was named "Coach of the Year" for both men and women following the Bulldogs' sweep of the Horizon League men's and women's cross country titles.

*Senior Amy Morrison became Butler's all-time women's soccer points leader with a pair of goals in Butler's 3-0 victory over Youngstown State. The two goals gave Morrison 112 career points, moving her ahead of the previous school mark of 109 set by Joy Aschenbrener, 1995-98. Morrison also tied Aschenbrener's all-time record of 44 goals.

*Senior Dale Jennings rolled up 234 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns to help lead Butler to a 52-22 football win at Valparaiso. The three touchdowns boosted his season total to 18 TDs and moved him into a tie for third place with Arnold Mickens, 1994, on Butler's single season scoring list.

*Junior Jonathan Novak captured medalist honors while helping Butler's men's golf squad to a runner-up finish at the Lipscomb Fall Classic. Novak shot a 36-hole total of one-under-par 143 to place first in the tournament's final individual standings. He was named Horizon League men's golf "Athlete of the Week."