Lisa Butler
Lisa Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
Holland

Height:
5-8

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
10/25/1989



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Coach: Don Kimble (high school coach)
In Her MP3 Player: Led Zeppelin
Last Concert She Attended: Kid Cudi
Magazine She Subscribes To: Cosmopolitan
Favorite Actors: Angelina Jolie & Edward Norton
Favorite Cusine: Thia (or anything spicy)
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locales: Barcelona, Santorini & Rome
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 NCAA Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Scott Downey, Agricultural Economics
Furry Friend: Raja, Cat

2010-11: Two-time Honorable Mention All-American (400 & 800 free relays)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Butler competed in the freestyle sprints and was a consistent contributor to relays... posted season-best times in the 50 (22.96), 100 (49.76) and 200 free (1:47.07), all three marks ranking as the second fastest on the team in 2010-11, at the Big Ten Championships... finished her career ranked among the Purdue all-time top five in the 50 (5th), 100 (3rd) and 200 free (3rd)... swam on four of the five school-record setting relay teams at the Big Ten Championships, all but the 400 medley relay... competed in the 50 and 200 free as well as four relays at the NCAA Championships, helping both the 400 and 800 free relay teams score points... her time in the 200 IM (2:06.30) at the Purdue Invitational ranked as the fourth fastest on the team in 2010-11... scored team points with B final finishes in the 50 (4th), 100 (2nd) and 200 free (1st) at the Big Ten Championships... won the 200 free in the dual meet victories against Michigan State and Eastern Michigan... swam the butterfly leg on the victorious 200 medley relay team at the Florida Atlantic Invitational... swam the leadoff leg for victorious 200 free relay teams in dual meet wins versus Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame... won the 100 free in the dual meet win at Notre Dame... helped both the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams win in the dual meet victory at Northwestern... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in October, competing in the 50 and 100 free as well as relays... won the B final of the 50 free and finish second in the B final of the 100 free at SMU... won the team's most inspirational senior performance award.

2009-10: Three-time honorable-mention All-American...swam second leg on 800 freestyle and third leg on 200 medley relays that placed 15th at NCAA Championships (3/19)...also took second leg on 400 freestyle relay that finished 16th at NCAA Championships (3/20)...moved to third on Purdue's all-time performance list in 200 freestyle and fifth on program's all-time 50 freestyle list...swam on four school-record relays...swam second leg on 800 freestyle relay that obliterated previous record of 7:17.65 set in 2009 and finished second at Big Ten Championships with 7:07.95 clocking (2/17)...took second leg on 200 freestyle relay that completed race in 1:31.01 while placing fourth at Big Ten Championships to break record of 1:31.09 set in 2005 (2/18)...swam second leg on 400 freestyle relay that touched wall in 3:18.20 to score in third place at Big Ten Championships and break record of 3:20.53 set in 2009 (2/20)...took third leg on 200 medley relay that broke record twice...1:40.21 swim that placed fifth at Big Ten Championships broke previous mark of 1:40.37 set in 2003...broke record again with 1:39.50 swim during preliminaries at NCAA Championships (3/19)...anchored 400 medley relay to runner-up finishes vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Northwestern (11/7) and third-place finish at Big Ten Quad (1/29)...swam third leg on fourth-place 800-meter freestyle relay at ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships (8/5)...also took second leg on sixth-place 400 freestyle relay (8/4).

2008-09: Swam third leg on school-record 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays...800 freestyle relay stopped clock in 7:17.65 and finished seventh at Big Ten Championships (2/18)...400 freestyle relay touched wall in 3:20.53 to finish seventh at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...led off 200 freestyle relay that finished sixth and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:31.15 time at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...swam third leg on 200 medley relay that finished seventh and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:40.96 clocking at Big Ten Championships (2/18)...swam season-best time of 23.44 in 50 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...recorded season-best time of 56.26 in 100 butterfly at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...clocked season-best 51.05 time in 100 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...touched wall in season-best time of 1:06.08 in 100 breaststroke at Boiler-Make-It Last Chance (3/1)...swam second leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay, anchored victorious 400 medley relay and finished second in 100 freestyle with 52.27 time at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also won 50 freestyle in 24.17, anchored victorious 400 freestyle relay and swam second leg on fourth-place 200 medley relay (11/15)...won 50 freestyle in 24.22, swam third leg on victorious 200 medley relay and led off victorious 200 freestyle relay in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...swam second leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay and third leg on victorious 200 medley relay at Michigan State (1/17)...swam second leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay at Northwestern (11/7)...also touched wall in 52.26 for third-place finish in 100 freestyle and finished fourth in 200 freestyle with 1:53.63 time and in 50 freestyle after stopping clock in 23.99...swam second leg on ninth-place 200 freestyle relay and finished 23rd in 50 freestyle with 23.69 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...swam third leg on second-place 200 medley relay and led off second-place 400 freestyle relay at Indiana (1/24)...also finished third in 50 freestyle with 24.02 time and fourth in 100 freestyle with 52.93 clocking...swam second leg on third-place 200 freestyle relay in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also swam third leg on third-place 200 medley relay, led off third-place 400 freestyle relay and finished sixth in 50 freestyle with 23.76 clocking (1/31)

2007-08: Competed at Big Tens in four events: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 200 free relay ... posted a season-best time of 23.49 in the 50 free while competing in the 200 free relay at the Big Ten Championships ... relay team finished seventh ... times of 51.76 in the 100 free and 1:51.32 in 200 free were both season-bests ... won both the 50 free and 100 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... placed second in 50 free and first in 100 free versus Miami (Ohio) ... won both the 100 free and 200 free versus Michigan State.

High School: Graduated from Holland High School in 2007 ... led team to three conference titles and a division I state runner-up finish in 2006 ... left program holding five varsity records plus multiple conference and pool records ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... eight-time NISCA All-American ... as a senior, was named team captain and high school's athlete of the year ... 2007 state champion in the medley relay, runner-up in the 50 free and third in the 100 free ... D-I state champion in the 50 free as a junior in 2006 ... two-time Holland Sentinel Swimmer of the Year ... winner of seven conference titles ... recipient of the mayor's leadership award and Holland High Booster Club award for leadership ... competed for West Michigan Swimmers club team ... U.S. Open and junior national qualifier ... won 10 state titles with club team in multiple events.

Personal: Given name is Lisa Paige Butler ... born Oct. 25, 1989 ... daughter of Mike and Sue Butler ... has one older sister, Kristen ... intends to major in dietetics.