INDIANAPOLIS - After winning the James J. McCafferty Trophy for all-sports excellence in the Horizon League, Butler University's student-athletes have also claimed the most spots on the league's spring academic honor roll. A league-best 105 Bulldogs appeared on the honor roll list.
Steve Farley's baseball program and the league-champion Butler men's soccer team, coached by Paul Snape, each had 14 honor roll student-athletes. Women's track and cross country had 10 student-athletes listed, women's soccer and softball each had nine and three other Butler teams had eight.
Percentage-wise, Butler student-athletes from baseball,the nationally-ranked men's basketball team and men's and women's golf were recognized at a higher rate than their peers. Of the league's 45 honor roll baseball players, 14 came from BU (31.1%). Butler men's basketball players, comprised 27.8 percent of the league's honor roll hoops players, while men's golf (29.6%) and women's golf (30.4%) were also listed at a high rate.
League-wide, women's soccer leads all sports with 92 honor roll student-athletes. Track and field/cross country participants accounted for 147 student-athletes - 77 on the women’s side and 70 on the men’s. Men’s soccer and women’s swimming and diving each had 67 student-athletes recognized, while softball (56), volleyball (47), baseball (45) and men’s tennis (40) each had 40 or more honorees.
A total of 731 student-athletes from all 10 Horizon League institutions and all 19 league sports compile the 2011 Spring Academic Honor Roll. Candidates for the Honor Roll must meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participation in at least one of the League’s 19 sports during the most recent (or current) season; 2) completion of three semesters (or four quarters, where applicable) as a full-time student at the same member institution; and 3) a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale).
Honor Roll Student-Athletes - Spring 2011