May 22, 2008
Butler senior Paige McCracken has been named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's At-Large Team, chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). She was one of ten student-athletes chosen first team on the honor squad, which represents Division I schools from Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ontario and Manitoba.
McCracken, a top performer on the Butler women's golf team, was named Butler's Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete in 2007-08. She earned All-Horizon League honors for the third straight year, while helping Butler win its fourth consecutive league women's golf championship. She was the Horizon League Tournament medalist in 2007, and she earned Horizon League All-Tournament recognition for four consecutive years. McCracken was the second-leading scorer in the Horizon League in 2007-08.
An honor student majoring in English Literature and Spanish, McCracken was named an All-American Scholar by the National Golf Coaches Association in 2006, and she's a two-time member of the Horizon League Academic All-League Team. She's been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for three consecutive years.
Sports covered by the women's at-large program are bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo. To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.
The 10 players named to the All-District V first team will be considered along with All-Academic picks from seven other districts for selection to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team, which will be released in June.