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  Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler

Graduate Student

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Last College:
University of Tampa


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Flying Start To FSU Invitational

Quigley smashes course record as women roll; men strong in second


South Bend-Bound

Ranked cross country 'Noles face first test of season


Five-Time Champions

Violah Lagat leads the FSU women to their fifth consecutive ACC title; men finish third


Seminole Sweep

Hosts get FSU Cross Country Invitational started with solid performances

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.


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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