Butler Collects USILA Scholar All-America Accolades

Jonathan Butler was named to the USILA/Warrior and New Balance Division I Scholar All-America Team (Photo Courtesy: Robert Butler).
Jonathan Butler was named to the USILA/Warrior and New Balance Division I Scholar All-America Team (Photo Courtesy: Robert Butler).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's lacrosse senior Jonathan Butler has been named to the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Warrior and New Balance Division I Scholar All-America Team.

Butler is the sixth Crimson player to be named to the USILA Scholar All-America Team and the second in as many seasons, following in the footsteps of Robert Shaw '18.

The Scholar All-America award comes on the heels of a 2019 campaign in which Butler garnered Ivy League Honorable Mention and NEILA All-Academic Team accolades. The defenseman shared team-high honors with 45 ground balls and was tied for second on the team with 14 caused turnovers. Over his final seven games, Butler collected 31 ground balls, including a personal-record eight vs. Cornell.

In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.

Butler in May participated in commencement ceremonies, earning a degree in economics.