Senior Ronald Nored has been named second team on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Basketball Team. The honor squad is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Nored was one of 15 Division I men's basketball players named to this year's Academic All-America squad. Tyler Zeller of North Carolina was chosen Academic All-American of the Year, and he was joined on the first team by Aaron Craft of Ohio State, Matthew Dellavedova of St. Mary's (Calif.), Mason Plumlee of Duke and Brad Loesing of Wofford. The second team included Nored, Drew Crawford of Northwestern, Brian Conklin of Saint Louis, Logan Aronhalt of Albany and Scott Saunders of Belmont. Chosen third team Academic All-America were JP Kuhlman of Davidson, Zack Novak of Michigan, Brian Stafford of Denver, Matthew Sullivan of Brown and Chris Wroblewski of Cornell.
Nored, an Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education major, is the sixth Butler player to earn Academic All-America recognition and the fifth since 2007. Butler has had one or more players named to the Academic All-America Team in each of the past six seasons, including three-time Academic All-American and 2011 Academic All-American of the Year Matt Howard.