March 11, 2012
BOISE, Idaho - Indiana wide receiver Nick Stoner earned All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of Indiana's 4x400-meter relay. The Hoosiers earned eighth place in the event, helping the team to a sixth-place finish for the third straight indoor season.
The 4x400m relay team of Chris Vaughn, Stoner, Ryan Hindes and Kind Butler finished with a time of 3:10.75. IU earned indoor All-America honors in the event for the first time since 1988 and the fourth time in school history.
Entering the meet with the 12th-best seed time, the Hoosiers beat four teams to score a team point and secure sixth place overall. Vaughn opened with a split of 47.48 seconds and Stoner followed with a 48.43. Hindes ran 48.14 and Butler closed out in 46.71. The time is the fourth fastest in IU history.
Stoner played in all 12 games this fall at defensive back and wide receiver. He posted six tackles, returned six kicks for 120 yards and one punt for 10 yards, and he rushed twice for 10 yards. Stoner earned IU special teams player of the week honors three times.
The Greenwood, Ind., native was a three-time state champion in track at Center Grove High School. As a senior, he won state titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 4x400 to lead his team to the overall title.
Indiana's men's track and field program also won its first Big Ten team title since 1992 on Feb. 25 in Lincoln, Neb.