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Butler lone NCAA finalist with top APR

Updated: May 17, 2011, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler didn't get its national title in Houston.

At least it can carry the torch for academic success among the best college sports teams.

On Tuesday, the NCAA released its list of academic overachievers, and Butler was the only team among those that reached this year's championship round in Division I football, men's basketball or women's basketball.

The academic numbers are based on data collected from 2006-07 through 2009-10.

"To be real candid, that's ...

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