March 6, 2008
Senior forward Drew Streicher, who helped the Butler men's basketball team to a 7-1 record and a "Top 10" national ranking in February, has been named the U. S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month. He's the first Butler athlete to receive the honor this year.
Streicher, a starter in all 30 games this season, helped Butler claim its first Horizon League regular season championship since 2003. The Bulldogs won all seven Horizon League games played in February and finished the regular season with a 16-2 league record. Streicher had five rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and a steal in Butler's victory over Wright State on Feb. 28, which gave the Bulldogs the league crown.
Streicher is third on the Butler team in minutes played, and he's tied for second on the squad in blocked shots. He boasts a 3.9 scoring average and a 2.5 rebounding average. The 6-8 forward was named to Horizon League All-Defensive Team this season.
In the classroom, Streicher boasts a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a graduate student pursing a master's degree in business administration. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry with a 3.95 GPA, and he's been accepted to medical school at Indiana University, starting this fall. He's a two-time Horizon League Academic All-League pick, and this year he was named third team on the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America.
The Horizon League instituted the U. S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Month Award in the fall of 2007 to recognize outstanding athletic and academic achievement.