Andy Baker Named Academic All-District

Butler All-American Andy Baker has been named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine District V All-Academic Track/Cross Country Team, selected by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).  It’s the second straight year that he’s earned first team recognition on the honor squad, chosen from Division I athletes at schools in Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ontario and Manitoba.

Baker, a graduate student in Butler’s MBA program, is a two-time cross country All-American.  He’s a three-time individual winner at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship and a three-time Horizon League Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year.  He also was named the Outstanding Running Performer at the 2008 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship and was selected as the 2008 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  Baker is the Butler record-holder in the indoor 5,000 meter run.

A second team Academic All-American a year ago, Baker boasts a 3.91 grade point average.  He earned USTFCCCA All-Academic status, and he’s been named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team, the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Athletes chosen to the Academic All-District team will be placed on the national ballot for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this summer.