Marjorie Butler
24 Marjorie Butler
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
The Webb School

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Experience:
2L

Marjorie Butler bioGet Acrobat Reader

2013-14 Season
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season.
◊ Named to the SEC's Community Service team for women's basketball and also nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
◊ A sophomore eligibility wise but a senior academically, largely due to arriving at UGA with 50-plus AP credit hours.
◊ Suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice two days before the season opener.
◊ Played in the Lady Bulldogs' final 25 games of the season, averaging 2.1 ppg, 1.5 apg and 1.3 rpg game.
◊ Paced Georgia in assists in three games and in steals twice.
◊ Saw her first action against Georgia State in the championship game of the GSU Thanksgiving Invitational.
◊ Logged her first career start at Rutgers and her first SEC career start at Missouri.
◊ On the floor for the final 10:14 of the game against Tennessee, a span which included a 21-0 run that helped turn a 67-43 game when she checked in into a 76-70 contest with 1:12 remaining.
◊ Enjoyed her best collegiate outing against Arkansas. Scored a season-high 10 points in a career-high 38 minutes. Knocked down a key 3-pointer after the Razorbacks had whittled a 14-point deficit to two points with 4:40 left in the game.
◊ Played in front of approximately 60-70 family and friends for Georgia's game at Florida. Both her parents grew up in Gainesville, which she considers "my second home."

2012-13 Season
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
◊ Played in 27 of 35 games, including double-digit minutes in 16 contests.
◊ Paced the Lady Bulldogs in assists four times, doing so versus Presbyterian, Belmont, Savannah State and Furman.
◊ Arrived in Athens with more than 50 credit hours due to AP courses at Webb School. When classes began in the 2013 calendar, she became a second-semester sophomore academically.
◊ Led Georgia in assists in back-to-back outings against Belmont and Savannah State, dishing out 11 baskets-to-be without committing a single turnover.
◊ Best linescore of non-conference came against Mercer: nine points on 4-of-5 FGs; five assists to 0 TOs and two steals in 20 minutes.
◊ Reached double digits for the first time in the SEC opener against Missouri, scoring 11 points on 4-of-6 FG shooting and a perfect 2-of-2 at the line.
◊ Missed the Arkansas game after "tweaking" her knee slightly in practice two days before that contest.
◊ Played in front of a vocal contingent of about 40 family and friends at the Florida game in Gainesville, the hometown of both her parents.
◊ A solid contributor in the Lady Bulldogs' NCAA second-round win over No. 23 Iowa State, hitting her only shot from the floor (from behind the 3-point arc) and also collecting a steal.

High School
◊ Coached by Shelley Collier at Webb School of Knoxville.
◊ Rated as the No. 63 recruit and No. 11 point guard by ESPN's HoopGurlz.
◊ Named Miss Tennessee Basketball for Division II-Class A by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) as a junior in 2011.
◊ Recognized as the Tennessee state winner of the 2011 Wendy's High School Heisman Award, a program that recognizes the nation's most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school involvement.
◊ Selected as the Knoxville News Sentinel's PrepXtra Athlete of the Year in both basketball (2011) and track and field (2009) during her stellar prep career.
◊ Began playing varsity basketball as an eighth grader and helped Webb compile a 98-29 record over the next four seasons before missing the majority of her senior season due to a knee injury.
◊ Helped Webb to a state championship as a freshman in 2009, as well as runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2011 and the state semifinals in 2010.
◊ Had her senior season cut short after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee on Nov. 25 during a Thanksgiving Tournament in Memphis.
◊ Did return for Webb's Senior Night. Started with four classmates and "played" four seconds before Webb called timeout and presented her with the game ball.
◊ As a junior, averaged 21.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 3.0 assists per game in leading Webb to a 27-6 record.
◊ Averaged 28.0 points in two state sectional games and two state tourney contests in 2011.
◊ As a sophomore, averaged 14.0 points and 3.2 rebounds to help Webb to a 17-15 finish.
◊ Missed the first 10 games of her sophomore season after tearing a tendon in her right hand...Webb started the season 1-9 but was 16-6 after Butler returned to action.
◊ As a freshman, named to the all-tourney squad at the state tournament after averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds en route to helping the Lady Spartans to the Division II-Class 2A championship.
◊ Captured 10 state titles in track and field as well - nine individual (three each in the pentathlon, 300-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles) and one team (400-meter relay).

Personal
◊ Born November 25, 1993, Marjorie is the daughter of Danny and Anne Butler.
◊ Major: Exercise Science.
◊ Recipient of the Val Porter Family Women's Basketball Scholarship for 2012-13.


Loading...
Shop here for Bulldogs gear

SHOP NOW

At the Official Online Store

    Auctions
    Twitter Facebook Instagram Google