« Men’s Basketball 2014-15

Alex Barlow

School

Butler

Position
Guard
Major
Finance

Classroom

For the second year in a row, 2014-15 Academic All-American Alex Barlow was named the BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He also was named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District V Team and the BIG EAST All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year. During his career at Butler, he’s been named to the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2012-13) and the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The senior finance major boasts a 3.745 grade-point average.

Character

Barlow is a team captain and floor leader for the Bulldogs. The former walk-on who earned a starting role for the Bulldogs and later earned a full athletic scholarship has been a consistent team leader through three different conference changes and three different coaching changes. He was honored for his character by being given the 2014-15 BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award.

Community

Barlow has done volunteer work with the United Way (2011-13), Coaches vs. Cancer (2012-13), Ronald McDonald House (2013), 38th Street Soup Kitchen (2011-14), Puppy Pals Rescue (2009-present), Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital (2013), Stay Positive Campaign (2013-14), Special Olympics Dinner (2012-13) and the Butler Disability Basketball Camp (2013). He’s also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and serves as a Community Service Board member.

Competition

After earning his way onto the team as a walk-on, Barlow has spent two seasons as a starter on the top 25-ranked Butler squad. He led the team and ranked second in the BIG EAST in steals, and was named to Sports Illustrated’s annual All-Glu Team, which recognizes unheralded but invaluable players on top teams. Last year, he led the BIG EAST in assist-to-turnover ratio, and during this 2014-15 season he spent time ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA Division I in steals. He was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for outstanding performance multiple time in his career, and he was nominated for the 2012-13 Geico Play of the Year for his game-winning shot at the buzzer to defeat No. 1-ranked Indiana at the 2012 Crossroads Classic.