BUTLER NAMED TO COSIDA CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
January 30, 2014
MARTIN, Tenn. – College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has tabbed University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball senior Heather Butler to the Capital One Academic All-District team.
The Medina, Tenn., native boasts a 3.86 GPA as a Health and Human Performance major and garnered a spot on the six-person District 3 team, which comprises athletes representing institutions in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Butler is the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time leading scorer with 2,607 career points through her senior season. A three-time All-OVC first teamer and 2012 OVC Tournament Most Valuable Player, she not only ranks 35th on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list but has scored in double figures in 119 consecutive games, good for 15th on the NCAA’s list.
In the classroom, Butler was named the program’s second OVC Scholar-Athlete, the league’s highest individual honor, while being a three-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree. She is also a multi-year selection to the UT Martin Chancellor’s Honor Roll.
The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
District 3 Winners
Kody Burke - NC State
Haley Peters - Duke
Elizabeth Williams - Duke
Ebony Rowe - Middle Tennessee
Heather Butler - UT Martin