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  Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler

Graduate Student

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Last College:
Univ. of Tampa



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 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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