July 2, 2008
Butler senior Paige McCracken has been named to the 2007-08 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. It's the second time that McCracken has been selected to the honor squad, chosen by the NGCA.
McCracken, an honor student who graduated with a double-major in English Literature and Spanish, was the lone Horizon League athlete named to the Division I all-academic team. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent for all college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for selection is 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale), and the student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of the team's regularly scheduled competitive rounds.
McCracken was a three-time All-Horizon League performer and the league medalist in 2007. She earned league All-Tournament honors for four consecutive years, and she ranked among the league's leading scorers in each of her four seasons. The talented golfer was named Butler's Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete in 2007-08.
Earlier this year, McCracken received the Kim Moore Spirit Award from the NGCA. That award is presented to a student-athlete who expemplifies a great spirit toward the game of golf, a positive attitude on an off the golf course, a role model for her team and mental toughness in facing challenges. McCracken also received All-American Scholar recognition from the NGCA in 2006.