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Lindsey Butterfield


Bowling Green

Left Side


Butterfield is a biology major with a minor in chemistry and a 3.824 grade point average. She has an expected graduation date of December, 2013 and is currently in the dental school application process.

Lindsey has spent three years doing research in the microbiology lab pertaining to the ExbB mutant amino terminus of E.coli and how it affects its functioning.

She is a member of Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honor Society), Delta Delta Sigma (Professional Dental Fraternity), Alpha Epsilon Delta (The Premedical Honor Society), the National Society of Leadership and Success, Chi Alpha Sigma (Student-Athlete Honor Society), and Xi of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society).

Lindsey earned Capital One Academic All-District for the 2012-13 season and was a MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week.


Butterfield is a three-year captain on the volleyball team, guiding the program to a MAC Tournament Championship in 2012 and an NCAA Tournament first round win. Lindsey saw limited playing time as a freshman and sophomore, but through relentless work ethic and dedication, she became a first team All-MAC player as a junior.

According to Head Coach Danijela Tomic:
She is one of the most coachable players that I have ever coached.  Lindsay‚Äôs work ethic is second to none.  She always has a positive attitude and is an ultimate team player and a leader.  She is an emotional leader of our team who leads not only vocally but more importantly by her actions on and off the court and in the classroom.  She makes her teammates better and is always there when they need any advice or help.


Butterfield coaches a club volleyball team, Latitude 41. According to her, she does this because she wants to spread the love of the game to any individual she can and she believes she possesses strength in teaching and guiding others. She has also volunteered for BGSU’s MLK Day of Service, helped to collect toiletries for a battered women’s shelter in Toledo, and worked with the ‘Lil’ Falcons’ developmental volleyball program for elementary aged children.


Butterfield earned first team All-MAC honors in 2012 after guiding BGSU to a second place finish in the Mid-American Conference during the regular season, a MAC Tournament Championship and a win over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She was also named to the MAC All-Tournament team and was a MAC East Offensive Player of the Week. She had at least 10 kills in 13 of the team’s 16 conference regular season matches. Lindsey plays her best in big matches, posting a career-high 21 kills in the team’s MAC Tournament Championship victory and a career-best 15 digs in a MAC Tournament semifinal win. She then had 14 kills, 13 digs and four blocks in the team’s win over Yale in the NCAA Tournament.