February 16, 2012

Butler Earns Cross Country Academic Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler’s men’s and women’s cross country squads have been named 2011 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams by the U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  The USTFCCCA announced its academic honors this week.

Butler was one of three schools from the Horizon League to have both its men’s and women’s squads named All-Academic Teams.  Loyola and Green Bay also had both teams honored.

The Bulldogs won a 13th consecutive Horizon League men’s championship last fall and captured the league women’s title for the eighth time in nine years.  Butler is the all-time leader in Horizon League cross country championships with 13 men’s titles and 12 women’s crowns.
 
To qualify for the honor, teams must have had a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.