Feb. 27, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia's Marjorie Butler has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Community Service team for women's basketball, the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced.
Butler, a 5-8, sophomore guard from Knoxville, Tenn., has had a solid season on the court, in the classroom and within the Athens community.
Butler's lengthy list of community involvement includes: speaking to middle school students from throughout the state who won the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s “Let’s Move” Essay Contest and attended the GSNR’s Literary Consortium on the UGA Campus; taking part in Lady Bulldog Basketball’s annual Holiday Bike Build, where team members solicit funds to purchase bikes to worthy children and then assemble those bikes before they’re distributed; making a monetary donation to the “Angel Tree” program, which purchases Christmas gifts for a needy family; helping purchase and wrap the gifts for the "Angel Tree" family; volunteering at the Athens Boys & Girls Club on a regular basis throughout the summer months; participating in Home Runs for Hometown Heroes, an event where Special Olympians play a softball game at UGA’s Foley Field; and helping with the UGA Athletic Association's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) efforts to write letters to military troops stationed overseas during the holidays.
A sophomore eligibility wise, Butler is a senior academically, largely due to arriving on the UGA campus with 50-plus AP credit hours. She currently sports a 3.88 cumulative GPA and is on track to graduate with her degree in Exercise and Sport Science midway through her junior basketball season followoing the Fall 2014 semester.
This season, Butler has played in 20 games for the Lady Bulldogs. She has started five contests, including four SEC outings. She scored a season-high 10 points in a career-high 38 minutes of action against Arkansas on Jan. 16. Butler also has recorded career highs for rebounds (5 vs. Texas A&M), assists (7 vs. Kennesaw State) and steals (3 vs. Kennesaw State).