May 25, 2013

MARTIN, Tenn. – Jasmine Newsome and Heather Butler, the record-setting guards on The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team, are highlighted in the July 2013 edition of SLAM Magazine.

The Skyhawk tandem is featured on page 27 under the “Picture Me Ballin’: Under-the-Radar Players Who Demand Your Attention” section. SLAM writer Franklyn Calle touts UT Martin as “one of the top mid-major programs in the country”.

Both three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference first teamers, Newsome (22.6 points per game) and Butler (22.4) each ranked in the top-10 in the nation in scoring in 2012-13, ranking fifth and sixth, respectively. Newsome captured her second straight OVC Player of the Year honors en route to All-American honorable mention accolades last season. Butler set an NCAA record by making a three-pointer in 80 consecutive games and tallied 37 points in the Skyhawks’ NCAA Tournament game against eventual Final Four participant Notre Dame – which ranked as the highest individual scoring game in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Together, Butler and Newsome are the program’s top two scorers after only three seasons, as Butler has poured in 2,111 points and Newsome has accumulated 1,958 points. They have helped UT Martin to 63 victories and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances since 2010.

The magazine – which features Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving on the cover – hit newsstands earlier this week and is on sale for $5.99. SLAM has been in publication since 1994 and is the source for the best in basketball.