Butler student-athletes receive NJCAA All-Academic honors

Butler athletics had 61 student-athletes receive NJCAA All-Academic honors for the 2018-19 season. Pictured above (Hannah Becker, Hillard Cozine, Madison Edwards, Abby Goodrum, Meghan Gutierrez, David Henderson, Claudia Hess, Tessa Irvine, Alli Klausmeyer, Elise Leidersten, Sara Mitchell, Blake Rohm, Amalie Rupertova, Kaylee Swanson and Anna Williams) all received All-Academic first-team honors for having a 4.00 GPA on the season.
Butler athletics had 61 student-athletes receive NJCAA All-Academic honors for the 2018-19 season. Pictured above (Hannah Becker, Hillard Cozine, Madison Edwards, Abby Goodrum, Meghan Gutierrez, David Henderson, Claudia Hess, Tessa Irvine, Alli Klausmeyer, Elise Leidersten, Sara Mitchell, Blake Rohm, Amalie Rupertova, Kaylee Swanson and Anna Williams) all received All-Academic first-team honors for having a 4.00 GPA on the season.

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 BeckerMadison EdwardsTessa IrvineElise LeiderstenKaylee Swanson; Volleyball – Erin GoodrumClaudia HessAlli KlausmeyerAmalie Rupertova; Softball – Meghan GutierrezSara MitchellAnna Williams; Baseball – David HendersonBlake Rohm; Football – Hillard Cozine.

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80–3.99 GPA): Football – Joseph HooperKwinton LassiterTevin PetrieJaden Rosenthall; Softball – Jaime BartaOlivia DePewMakensey PankersBrianna Robinson; Baseball – Thomas BeiswangerDawson KablerJack Maki; Soccer – Zion DeWerffAbby EdsonSandra Thiman; Volleyball – Nia BishopGreta Lies; Men's Basketball – Chiddy Golden; Women's Basketball – Taylor Birch.

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA): Baseball – Noah ArgentaJoshua Cox, RJ Lara, Javier PenaAustin PortnerDylan Werries; Football – Quentin ChaplinHunter KierTyquilo MooreChase ObergJustin StolbergAJ Vang; Soccer – Brooklyn BarclayAlyssa KnaakSierra SalsmanLexi Winkle; Softball – Delainey FenoglioMegan JohnsonTaliya Talley; Volleyball – Sydney MossmanSydney ScanlonBeth Schulte; Women's Basketball – Deztinee GoodenKayna Simoneau; Men's Cross Country/Track & Field – Andrew KingShaquan Woods; Men's Basketball – Immanuel Allen; Women's Cross Country/Track & Field – Claudina Constantine.