Indiana puts 4 basketball teams at top of class

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Indiana's big four basketball programs were honored for their academic achievements by the NCAA on Wednesday.

Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue each finished among the top 10 percent of college basketball programs in the classroom. Only 35 teams nationally made the new list, which uses data through the 2011-12 school year. Actual scores for each team will be released next week. The NCAA said all of the teams scored between 978 and 1,000.

Butler and Notre Dame have traditionally ranked high academically.

Indiana made the list for the first time, a remarkable feat for a program that had an 866 in 2007-08, before Tom Crean took over as coach, and 878 in 2008-09.

Indiana's national championship men's soccer team made a list that included 15 of Notre Dame's teams.

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