Butler Athletics had a total of 61 student-athletes receive All-Academic honors for the 2018-19 season, as announced by the National Junior College Athletic Association on Monday.
The Grizzlies had 15 student-athletes receive first-team honors for achieving a 4.00 GPA during the season, with four sports having two or more athletes reach the honor.
Seven Butler programs had a 3.0 team GPA or better, with volleyball having the top Grizzly team distinction of being named the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year after achieving the highest GPA in their respective sport with a 3.76 GPA.
In addition to volleyball, the Grizzly softball program finished third overall in their sport with a 3.65 GPA while making an NJCAA National Tournament appearance this season – its 10th in program history. Women's soccer not only had the honor of getting back to NJCAA Nationals on the field, but also was tied for the seventh-highest GPA (3.44) among their respective programs.
Butler soccer led all Grizzly sports with 12 student-athletes earning All-Academic honors, while baseball and football each had 11 student-athletes receiving honors. Softball finished with 10 total honorees.
Other Grizzly athletic teams accomplishing a 3.0 team GPA or better were baseball (3.23), women's outdoor track and field (3.13), women's indoor track and field (3.04) and women's cross country (3.03).
NJCAA All-Academic First-team (4.00 GPA): Soccer – Hannah Becker, Madison Edwards, Tessa Irvine, Elise Leidersten, Kaylee Swanson; Volleyball – Erin Goodrum, Claudia Hess, Alli Klausmeyer, Amalie Rupertova; Softball – Meghan Gutierrez, Sara Mitchell, Anna Williams; Baseball – David Henderson, Blake Rohm; Football – Hillard Cozine.
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80–3.99 GPA): Football – Joseph Hooper, Kwinton Lassiter, Tevin Petrie, Jaden Rosenthall; Softball – Jaime Barta, Olivia DePew, Makensey Pankers, Brianna Robinson; Baseball – Thomas Beiswanger, Dawson Kabler, Jack Maki; Soccer – Zion DeWerff, Abby Edson, Sandra Thiman; Volleyball – Nia Bishop, Greta Lies; Men's Basketball – Chiddy Golden; Women's Basketball – Taylor Birch.
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA): Baseball – Noah Argenta, Joshua Cox, RJ Lara, Javier Pena, Austin Portner, Dylan Werries; Football – Quentin Chaplin, Hunter Kier, Tyquilo Moore, Chase Oberg, Justin Stolberg, AJ Vang; Soccer – Brooklyn Barclay, Alyssa Knaak, Sierra Salsman, Lexi Winkle; Softball – Delainey Fenoglio, Megan Johnson, Taliya Talley; Volleyball – Sydney Mossman, Sydney Scanlon, Beth Schulte; Women's Basketball – Deztinee Gooden, Kayna Simoneau; Men's Cross Country/Track & Field – Andrew King, Shaquan Woods; Men's Basketball – Immanuel Allen; Women's Cross Country/Track & Field – Claudina Constantine.