As A Player
# 34 AMANDA BUTLER
University of Florida Women’s Basketball (1990-94)
Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Mt. Juliet High School
Three-Time Academic All-SEC
1993 Lady Gator/State Farm Classic All Tournament Team
Points: 19 vs. S. Mississippi, 12-29-93
Rebounds: 6 Three times
Assists: 11 Two times
Steals: 6 Two times
Blocks: 2 vs. Manhattan, 12-7-91
Consistent, calming leader...Not afraid to take a charge - against any size player...Took 10 numbing shots in the face to reset a broken nose in February of 1993...Led Florida to first two NCAA Tournament appearances...Three-time Academic All-SEC selection...upon graduation, ranked second on the UF All-Time assists list with 401, also ranking among top-five in each career 3-point shooting category: third in 3PT FGM (77); third in 3PT FGA (278); and fifth in 3PT FG% (.276)...Contributed to 73 career victories during her tenure, the best four-year total in school history, and 21 wins in the conference over the four year span.
As a Senior (1993-94)
1994 Academic All-SEC selection...Senior floor leader for the Lady Gators...Received "The Stopper Award", as well as Highest G.P.A. and Dedicated Gator Awards (For work in weight room) at the Annual Basketball Awards Banquet...Moved into second on the UF All-Time assists list with 80 assists during the season for a four-year total of 401...Gator Booster News Student-Athlete-of-the-Week on November 11th...District finalist for GTE Academic All-America team...1993 Lady Gator Classic All-Tournament team...Stepped it up offensively this season, establishing new career season-highs for every shooting category and points (275), doubling her career per game average...Started 23 of 29 games with the only non-starts occurring after injuring hand in Central Florida game (1/11) until Vanderbilt (2/6)...Started last 11 in a row...Averaged 29.0 minutes per contest, which ranks her third on the squad...Played full 40 minutes in three contests, including 45 minutes during overtime Furman game...Scored in double figures in 13 of 29 contests for a 9.5 ppg average, fourth on the squad...Reset career-high for points three times this season...Second on team in 3PT FGM (43) with 149 attempts for a .289 percentage...Tied with Crystal Parker for the team lead in assists with 80...Fourth on the squad with 36 assists...Recorded 12 points, including a season-high nine free throws (out of a season-high 12 attempts), and three rebounds vs. LSU (2/12)...Scored career-high 19 points in championship game of Lady Gator Classic (12/29), as well as contributing six assists and four rebounds as she earned all-tournament honors...Played the full 45 minutes in overtime win over Furman (12/8), scoring a then-career-high 18 points (6-16, 3-8 3PT, 3-6 FT)...Also played a full 40 minutes with a then-career-high 17 points (6-13, 3-8 3PT, 2-3 FT) in the season opener vs. Southern Miss (11/29)...Sustained a cut above her right eye requiring seven stitches against Stephen F. Austin (12/4), returning to the game 12 minutes later.
|BUTLER'S 1993-94 SEASON HIGHS|
|MINUTES 45 at Furman (12/8)||FGM 7 vs. S. Miss (12/29)|
|POINTS 19 vs. S. Miss (12/29)||FGA 16 at Furman (12/8)|
|REBOUNDS 6 vs. Penn (12/28)||3FGM 3 Three Times|
|ASSISTS 8 vs. Penn (12/28)||3FGA 8 Four Times|
|STEALS 6 vs. Penn (12/28)||FTM 9 vs. LSU (2/12)|
|BLOCKS 1 vs. Penn (12/28)||FTA 12 vs. LSU (2/12)|
As A Junior (1992-93)
Switched from point guard to two-guard to open junior season...Started in 25 of 29 games...Hit two free throws with 16 seconds remaining in overtime to ice Florida win at Mississippi (1-9-93)...Scored in double digits three times...Improved scoring (5.0 ppg.) average...Tied team's second-highest total assists per game, 2.2 apg...Netted career-high 12 points against Alabama State (12-9-92)..Tied career-best rebound tally of six vs. Utah (12-18-92) in the opening round of the (Stanford) Cardinal Classic...Tallied season-high three steals on three occasions...Rejected three shots three times in 1992-93.
As A Sophomore (1991-92)
Starting point guard in 26 of 28 games...Charted a team-leading 796 minutes of play in 28 contests...Dished out a team-high 104 assists for an average 3.7 per game...Ended the season placed fifth amongst Southeastern Conference assist leaders...Netted career-high points on two occasions with 11 versus Georgia (1-12-91) and Connecticut (12-8-91)...Also snagged a career-high six rebounds in final regular season game against Kentucky (2-29-92)...Improved scoring and rebounding averages to 4.3 ppg. and 2.6 rpg....Finished fifth amongst team's top scorers...Played two complete 40-minute games - Georgia (1-12-91) and Connecticut (12-8-91)...Also charted 44 minutes of playing time in UF-FSU overtime loss.
As A Freshman (1990-91)
The freshman starter adapted quickly to collegiate competition and served as the Lady Gator floor general...Finished the regular season ranked third amongst SEC assist leaders with an average 5.5 per game...Led UF with 154 total, which lists sixth on UFs all-time season-high list...Charted an average 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds each outing...Increased point and rebound average in league contests - including 4.0 points to 4.6 and 1.8 rebounds to 2.3...Tied for fourth in team steals with 38...Tallied career-best scoring effort of 11 points versus Georgia (1-12-91)...Also snagged season-high five boards in same contest - and again against Alabama (2-9-91).
Prior To Florida
Stellar high school performer at Mt. Juliet...Received all-mid-state honors and all-district honors for three straight years, including first-team in 1989 and 1990...Also awarded All-5AAA Region tournament and All-9AAA District tournament recognition all three years...Voted most Valuable Player on 1988-89 all-county and all-district squads and elected to the all-state tournament team...1990 recipient of the TSSA/WKRN Achievement Award...Averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists during senior campaign in 1989-90...Tallied over 1,400 career points.
Daughter of Stephen and Barbara Butler...A 1990 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where she was coached by Tommy Martin...Graduated in top 10 percent of senior class...A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Mt. Juliet Lettermen's Club and the Spanish Club...Selected Who's Who Among American High School Students...Earned All-Region 8 honors in golf in 1987-88...Also selected to the all-middle state first team in softball for 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons...Selected as an Outstanding High School Student of America.