« Women’s Basketball 2013-14

Heather Butler

School

UT Martin

Position
Guard
Major
Health and Human Performance
PPG
23.6
RPG
3.9
APG
3.4

Classroom

Butler has worked hard at maintaining a 3.86 GPA as well as being selected to the UT Martin Chancellor’s Honor Roll for three consecutive academic years. Butler will also represent UT Martin for the Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athlete Award for this year. Tabbed as CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American second team selection.

Character

Butler serves as a member of the College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences Student Ambassadors organization, which is a group which serves as a representative for all University events. Butler also serves as a member of the UT Martin Athletics Board and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was chosen to be a DARE program graduation speaker for Martin Elementary School in 2012 and Martin middle School in 2013, talking about making the right decisions and similar topics as well as being involved in the elementary school’s reading program.

Community

Butler works with Martin Elementary School as part of their TCAP Pep Rally, which is a way to motivate students to do well in the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Butler volunteered in several recent Can Caravan Food Drive, helping to pack and carry boxes full of canned foods for the community in need. She also was a volunteers her time at the Martin Elementary School Fall Harvest Festival and at the Soybean Festival, spending times with children, passing out free food and drinks to the community. Butler gives back on the court as well, serving as an assistant AAU coach for Gibson County High School along with the Skyhawks annual kid camp. Nominee for 2014 All State WBCA Good Works team.

Competition

Butler was recently named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year along with her fourth All-OVC first team and All-Tournament honors after becoming the league’s all-time leading scorer with 2,846 career points. Butler’s 2,846 career points not only lead the OVC but ranks 18th on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list. Butler has scored in double figures every game of her career, ranging 128 consecutive games, ranking as the longest active streak in the NCAA. Her mark of 128 games in double figures ranks fifth in NCAA history. This season she eclipsed 20 points or more on 19 separate occasions, adding to her career total of 74 games. She tied the program record for points in a single game with 44 points on two occasions en route to a league-high five OVC Player of the Week honors.

She leads the OVC in scoring average with 23.7 points per game (735 points) and three-point field goals made with 101. She owns several UT Martin records with career points (2,846), single-season field goals made (266), career field goals made (953), single season three-pointers made (105) and career three-pointers made (389), which is just three shy of the NCAA record. Butler’s 23.7 points per game rank ninth in the country.

Along with her volume scoring output, Butler has been a model of consistency, setting a pair of NCAA three-point records by making a three-pointer in 80 consecutive games and 34 games in a single season. Butler scored 37 points against Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, ranking as the highest individual output in the 2013 tournament and the most points ever against Notre Dame in its tournament history. She has led the Skyhawks to four consecutive NCAA Tournament berths.