Ronald Nored Earns Academic All-League Honors


INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- The list of honors continues to grow for Butler senior guard Ronald Nored.   The Butler co-captain, who wrapped up a stellar career in March, was one of five players named to the 2011-12 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Academic All-League Team, released by the league office on Tuesday, April 24.

Nored, an Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education major, was joined on the Academic All-League Team by Ray McCallum of Detroit, Ben Averkamp and Walt Gibler of Loyola and Tony Meier of Milwaukee.  It was the second straight year that the Butler backcourt player was chosen to the Academic All-League squad.

The league academic recognition is the latest in a series of honors for Nored, who finished his final season as Butler’s all-time leader in games played (143).  Nored was named first team on the Capital One Academic All-District V Team and was selected second team Capital One Academic All-America.  He was one of ten finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, and he was named Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award first team Al-American.

Nored, who set a Butler single season record with 193 assists in 2011-12, was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and was chosen second team All-Horizon League.  He became one of just two players in Butler basketball history to record 400 career points, 400 career rebounds and 400 careers assists, and he finished his career in second place on the Bulldogs’ all-time assist chart with 497 career assists.   

Nored, who will graduate in May, won’t have to spend time wondering about the next step in his career.  He was named head basketball coach at Brownsburg (Ind.) High School in March.