Skyhawk Women's Basketball | Heather Butler - 11

PositionG
YearSenior
MajorHealth and Human Performance
HometownMedina, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-5

2013-14: Led the Skyhawks to their fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament berth along with second OVC regular season title...Named OVC Player of the Year, All-OVC first team and OVC All-Tournament team selection...Tabbed to College Sports Madness Mid-Major All-American second team...CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America second team...CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District...Tabbed to Senior CLASS Award All-American first team...Five time OVC adidas Player of the Week...Two time Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week...Finalist for Senior CLASS Award...Finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award...Nominee for AllState WBCA Good Works Team...OVC Scholar-Athlete...Ranks ninth in the nation with 23.6 points per game...Became the OVC’s all-time leading scorer with 2,865 career points...Ranks 16th on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list...Had scored in double figures in 129 consecutive games...Her 129 games in double figures ranks fifth in NCAA history...Has eclipsed 20 points or more on 19 separate occasions, reaching that plateau 74 times in her career...Tied the school’s single-game scoring record on two occasions with 44 points against Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay...Leads the OVC in scoring average with 23.6 points per games (754 points) and three-point field goals made with 101...Tied NCAA record with 392 career three-pointers...Tallied 30 points or more on eight occasions...Registered 15 multi-steal outings...Tallied 28 points, nine assists and four rebounds against Eastern Illinois...Preseason All-Mid Major All-American third team...Preseason All-OVC selection.

2012-13: Tabbed to FullCourt.com Mid-Major All-American honorable mention team ... Named to All-Ohio Valley Conference first team for the third consecutive season … Selected OVC preseason Player of the Year … Named to preseason All-OVC team … Named OVC Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... First UT Martin athlete to be named to preseason 2013 State Farm Wade Trophy watch list … Featured in SLAM magazine as “Picture Me Ballin’: Under-the-Radar Players Who Demand Your Attention” section ... Averaged 22.4 points per game which ranks sixth in the country … Set an NCAA career record with 80 consecutive games  with a three-point field goal made and single-season record 34 consecutive games … Butler has reached double-figures in every game of her career, spanning 97 games … Butler became the first player in UT Martin history to register 2,000 career points … Passed Mary Kate Long on the UTM all-time scoring list with 2,111 career points … Became the Skyhawks’ career leader in three-point field goals made at 288 … Scored 20 or more points 22 different times, including three of 30-point performances … Ranks 11th in the NCAA in three-point field goals per game (3.0) … She tossed in a season-high 37 points against No. 2 rated Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Ranked in the OVC’s top-10 in six different statistical categories: minutes played (39.5, first), three-point field goals made (105, first), scoring (22.4, second), assist/turnover ratio (1.7, second), assists (4.0, sixth) and free throw percentage (.783, ninth) … Made a career-high 14-of-17 free throws at Tennessee State ... Named OVC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks (12/11, 12/18).

2011-12: Earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team accolades, starting in all 32 games…Led the OVC and ranked fourth in the NCAA in scoring, pouring in a program record 760 points (23.8 per game)…Ranked second in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.434) and fifth in three-point field goals made (3.1 per game)…Cracked double-figures in scoring in every game, extending her record of 10 or more points in all 62 career games…Passed Pat Head Summitt as the fastest player in program history to reach 1,000 career points when she accomplished the feat in her 50th career game at Morehead State on Jan. 23…Reached the 30-point mark in five different games, including a pair of 40-point efforts (42 points vs. Tennessee State on Jan. 30, 41 at Murray State on Feb. 16)…The 42 points against Tennessee State was a single-game UT Martin record and ranked as the fifth-highest scoring output in the NCAA this season…Was named OVC Tournament Most Valuable Player after amassing a double-double (23 points, career-high 11 rebounds) against Murray State in the semifinals and a game-high 35 points in the championship game over Tennessee Tech…Made four or more 3-pointers on a dozen different occasions, including a pair of 7-for-10 efforts (at Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 21 and at Jacksonville State on Feb. 25) which ranked amongst the nation’s most accurate performances from beyond the arc…Set single-season UT Martin records for field goals made (266), field goals attempted (625) and three-point field goals made (99)…In addition to leading the league in scoring, three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage, ranked in the top-10 in the OVC in five other statistical categories: minutes played (37.7 per game, first); assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7, fourth); field goal percentage (.426, sixth); free throw percentage (.811, seventh) and assists (3.3 apg, eighth)…Handed out four or more assists 12 times, including tying a career-high with eight (against only one turnover) against Austin Peay on Feb. 23…Was named the league’s Player of the Week three times (Dec. 20, Jan. 31, Feb. 14).

2010-11: Earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team, All-OVC Newcomer and OVC Freshman of the Year honors … Also earned a spot on the All-OVC Tournament team … Reached double-figures in each and every game, including 12 performances of 20 or more points … Scored a career-high 37 points (12-for-16 shooting) against Murray State on Dec. 22 … Is the nation’s leading freshman scorer (19.1 points per game) … Tallied a UT Martin single-game record seven 3-pointers in back-to-back games against Murray State (Dec. 22) and Louisville (Dec. 28) before teammate Jaclissa Haislip broke the mark later on in the season … In addition to leading the team in scoring, also led the squad in minutes (38.3 per game), field goals made (193), field goals attempted (472), three-point field goals made (83 – a new single-season UT Martin record), three-point field goals attempted (229) and free throw percentage (.784) … Ranked in the top-10 in the OVC in seven different statistical categories: minutes played (first); points per game (second); assist-to-turnover ratio (third); three-point field goals made (third); three-point field goal percentage (fourth); assists (seventh); and free throw percentage (ninth) … Also accumulated four or more assists in 13 games, including a career-high eight at Eastern Illinois on Feb. 17 … Earned OVC Freshman of the Week award five times and Player of the Week once, becoming the first player in program history to be named as the league’s Player and Freshman of the Week in the same week (teammate Jasmine Newsome also did it later in the season) … Led the team in minutes and points against national power Duke on March 19, 2011 in the first round of the NCAA tournament with 15 points, two assists and one rebound in 40 minutes of play while leading the team with six made field goals and shooting perfect from the free throw line (2-2) … Played the full 40 minutes in 19 games, including a stretch of 12 straight in midseason.

High School - Played two seasons under Skyhawk head coach Kevin McMillan ... Helped Gibson County rattle off an undefeated 39-0 season in 2008-09 en route to a district, regional and Tennessee State Championship ... Named to the all-district, all-region and all-state teams, while also being named The Jackson Sun All-West Tennessee Player of the Year her senior year ... Was a finalist Class AA Miss Basketball Finalist ... Averaged 25 points and three steals per game as a senior ... Shot 30 percent from 3-point range ... Scored 93 points in three games in the state tournament to set a new state record ... Scored 19 of 28 points of state title game to lead Lady Pioneers come back from a 19-point deficit. Named to the all-district, all-region and all-state teams in addition to being named the regional tournament MVP, while helping the Lady Pioneers win the Class AA state title as a junior.

Personal - Daughter of Susan Butler ... Was ranked among the top 20 in her senior class ... Majoring in health and human performance ... Is the youngest child of four ... Born Nov. 7, 1991.



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