Nine Bulldogs Earn Spots On Fall Academic All-League Teams

Dec. 12, 2008

Indianapolis, Ind. - In continuing with the tradition of excellence both in competition and in the classroom, nine Butler student-athletes were named to fall Academic All-Horizon League Teams. The league office made the announcement on Friday (Dec. 12).

Butler finished tied with Loyola for the second-most student-athletes recognized by the league.

The Bulldog men's soccer team, which matched the program's fourth-highest win total in history in 2008, boasted four recipients on the 14-member squad - the most from any school in the league. Sophomore Connor Burt (3.938 grade point average - Marketing major) led the way with the highest GPA among the Bulldogs, while junior Boris Gatzky (3.843 - Marketing), junior Nick Hegeman (3.376 - Mechanical Engineering) and sophomore Ben Sippola (3.779 - Exploratory) also earned mention on the squad.

The men's cross country team, which claimed the 2008 Horizon League Championship and advanced to the NCAA Championship, featured three of the 12 recipients. Senior Andy Baker (3.693 - Business), sophomore Matt Lawder (3.903 - Physics) and senior Kent Worries (3.969 - Finance) were honored.

Women's soccer added two honorees to the all-league team after posting the program's most victories in six years. Juniors Morgan Cox (3.877 - Chemistry) and Molly Kruger (3.401 - Speech) both earned recognition from the league.

Detroit led the way with 10 of the 62 total honorees, recognizing men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball. The teams were selected by a vote of the league's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors from more than 120 nominations.