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JESSICA BUTLER

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BIO

2012 TFRRS XC Profile

Graduate student returning for a sixth season – her second with the `Noles – with an eye on grabbing a spot in the lineup after battling through injuries during the 2012-13 school year.

Cross Country

2012: Competed in five meets for the Seminoles, including the ACC Championships…started the season on a high note with a runner-up finish at the Covered Bridge Open…finished fourth overall and second on the team at the Royal XC Challenge (17:44.6, 5k)…placed sixth to help the Seminoles to the FSU Invitational women’s team title (21:59.1, 6k).

At Tampa: Enjoyed outstanding career for the Division II Spartans, twice earning NCAA South Region honors, finishing second in 2009 and third in 2011…was Sunshine State Conference Co-Runner of the Year in 2011, twice finished second at the championship meet (2009, 2011), claiming all-conference honors.

Track & Field

2013: Outdoor – Competed in four meets exclusively in the 1500…registered a personal-best at the Seminole Invitational (4:36.59) which was good for eighth-place finish among a talented field.

At Tampa: Career highlight came as a freshman when she earned NCAA Division II All-American honors in the 1500 outdoors in 2010.

Personal

Working on her graduate degree within the College of Human Sciences…graduated from University of Tampa with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Art…outstanding student who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors four times at Tampa…starred in high school for St. Thomas Aquinas, where she was coached by her mother, Trish.