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  Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Last College:
Univ. of Tampa

Position:
Distance


PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Graduate student returning for a sixth season - her second with the Seminoles - having battled injuries throughout her career.

Cross Country

2013: Competed in six meets for the Seminoles, including the ACC Championships, where FSU claimed its sixth consecutive team title...top performance came at the FSU Invitational where she placed seventh in 17:36.2 over the 5000-meter course.

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.


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