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Tori Schickel

Butler University
Healthcare and Business


Tori Schickel is on track to graduate and holds a 3.2 grade-point average. She is majoring in healthcare and business.


Schickel has been a team leader at Butler since her freshman season. She is a three-time team captain and someone who Head Coach Kurt Godlevske has referred to as the rock of the program: “As a coach, you are always looking for leaders who embody what we stand for and who represent the Butler Way. Tori is an uplifting and positive person. I trust her to take us in a positive direction. Tori quickly emerged as the type of player others look to when she is on the floor. I think we are more comfortable as a team when she’s involved. She has a high basketball IQ, and she constantly communicates with her teammates. Tori has earned the respect of her teammates and the coaching staff. She is a natural leader.”

Schickel has had to overcome obstacles during her career including having her tonsils removed during her junior year and battling mono during her freshman year. She didn’t miss any games.


Schickel has volunteered at the Martin Luther King Center, St. Wendel’s Grade School, Peyton Manning’s Children Hospital, Gleaners for the Feed Indy campaign, senior citizen homes (Hoosier Village), and with BITS (Bulldogs in the Streets). BITS is a service program that aims to make an impact on the city of Indianapolis. She has also helped at the Ronald McDonald House, volunteered at the Indianapolis Zoo and packaged food for the Million Meal Movement.


Schickel’s name will appear in the BU career top-10 list in points (1,237), rebounds (856), made field goals (469), field goal attempts (907), field goal percentage (.517), made free throws (299), free throw attempts (423), blocked shots (128) and minutes played (2,833). She currently ranks 12th all-time at Butler in scoring.

In 2017-18, Schickel ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in scoring (16.4) and third in rebounds (9.3). She was highly efficient on the offensive end hitting 53.2 percent of her field goal attempts, the third-best percentage in the league. Schickel also ranked second in the BIG EAST in blocked shots per game (1.5), and she was a first-team All-BIG EAST selection as a junior. Schickel also became the seventh player in program history to score more than 500 points in a single season, recording 524 points, the sixth-highest total recorded in BU history. She made 198 field goals, the fifth-most at Butler in a single-season. She also ranks fourth all-time at Butler for most free throws made in a year with 128.

As a sophomore, Schickel was a second-team all-conference pick, averaging 14.6 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. Schickel pulled down 364 rebounds to break the Butler school record for most rebounds recorded in a single-season and led the team in rebounds during every game that season while leading the team in scoring 14 times. She led the BIG EAST with 15 double-doubles and ranked fifth in the NCAA in defensive rebounds per game (8.0).