Aug. 28, 2007
Indianapolis - After putting up outstanding numbers on the court and in the classroom, Butler junior defensive specialist Nina Inic (Belgrade, Serbia) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week. The league office made the announcement on Tuesday (August 28).
Inic led the Bulldogs in digs in all three weekend matches at the Orange and Green Challenge in Coral Gables, Fla. She boasted a match-high 30 digs in Butler's season-opening victory over Jacksonville before adding 19 digs against Hofstra and 20 against host Miami (Fla.) the following day.
In the classroom, Inic carries a team-high 3.876 grade-point average in economics. Last year, she earned Academic All-Horizon League honors and was a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll. In addition, Inic was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Third Team.
Inic is the first recipient of the Scholar Athlete of the Week award this season.
The Horizon League instituted the Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards as a way to recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievement by its student-athletes. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better (on a 4.00 scale), have completed at least one year at the member institution and passed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours, and perform well during the week's competition.
Winners are selected by a group of League faculty athletic representatives from nominations provided by sports information directors.