Three Butler Athletes Earn Golf Academic Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler golfers Clare Cornelius, Julia Porter and Isabella Lambert have been named to the 2011-12 Division I All-American Scholar Team by the National Golf Coaches Association.  The NGCA honored a total of 585 women’s collegiate golfers in Division I, II & III for academic excellence.

The three Butler golfers helped the Bulldogs to a second consecutive Horizon League women’s golf title and a second straight trip to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in 2011-12.  The league championship was Butler’s sixth in eight years.
Cornelius, a marketing major, earned a spot on the coaches’ academic honor squad for the fourth consecutive year.  She completed her final season as Butler’s fourth-leading scorer with an 81.9 average, and she placed among the “Top 5” individuals in two tournaments during the 2011-12 campaign.  She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2012 Horizon League Women’s Golf Championship after placing third in the final individual competition.
Porter, a speech language pathology major, was named to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team for the second straight year.  She finished her junior season as Butler’s fifth-leading scorer with a career-best 82.2 average, and she finished among the “Top 5” individuals in three different tournaments during the year.
Lambert, a biology major, completed a stellar initial season with the Bulldogs.  The first-year golfer finished as Butler’s second leading scorer with a 79.2 average, and she finished among the “Top 5” individuals in four different tournaments.  She was named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, was selected first team All-Horizon League and was chosen to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.

The criteria for selection to the All-American scholar Team are among the most stringent in all of college athletics.  Athletes must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) and must have participated in 50% of the team’s regularly-scheduled competitive rounds.