Kim Butler

Kim Butler

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, Wash.

High School:
Bellarmine Prep.

Last College:
Santa Clara University

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Experience:
TR

OREGON STATE
2004-05 Outlook:
Kim Butler joined the Oregon State squad after transferring from Santa Clara University at the end of the 2002-03 season...was required to redshirt the 2003-04 season at OSU...expected to be in the starting line-up at the forward position for the Beavers to open the 2004-05 campaign...brings leadership, experience, rebounding, and scoring strengths to the line-up...most experienced post player on the roster.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE - Santa Clara University
Sophomore (2002-03):
Kim saw action in 23 games, making nine starts for Santa Clara in the post...led the team in field goal percentage with a .528 percentage (76-for-144) from the floor...scored 179 points (7.8 ppg.) and pulled down 90 rebounds (3.9 rpg.)...tallied 15 points off the bench at Oregon and tied her then career-best with seven rebounds against the Ducks...went 5-for-7 from the floor and had seven rebounds against Arkansas State...missed six West Coast Conference games while recovering from a stress fracture in her left foot...had 10 points and eight rebounds against Gonzaga...scored a career-high 16 points at Portland...matched her career-best with 16 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Fresno State (3/19)...posted a .743 free throw percentage (26-for-35)...had 10 blocked shots.

Freshman (2001-02): Kim played in 22 games and made two appearances in the starting lineup...saw action in the first 21 games of the year before breaking her left ankle in practice on Feb. 5...missed nine games before returning for the season finale against LSU...posted a .519 field goal percentage (40-for-77)...scored 100 points (4.5 ppg.) and tallied 74 rebounds (3.4 rpg.)...finished with 11 points in 12 minutes against Minnesota...pulled down six rebounds against No. 25 Washington.

HIGH SCHOOL
BELLARMINE PREPARATORY, Tacoma, WA:
Kim was a three-sport athlete at Bellarmine Preparatory in Tacoma, WA...earned four letters in basketball, soccer and track and field...played forward for head coach Mary Ann O'Dell...was a four-time first team All-Narrows League selection...a two-year team captain...averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals as a senior...team won league and district championships as a junior and placed second in league play in 1998...named the league's 1998 Most Improved Player as a freshman and the 1999 Defensive Player of the Year...a two-time member of the Oregonian All-Star team...named a BCI All-American after club team won nationals...was named Athlete of the Year in 2001 by the Tacoma Athletic Commission...is one of just two female athletes to earn 12 varsity letters in school history...was an All-State soccer player...earned All-Narrows League honors all four years and was twice named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1999...scored the game-tying goal and the game-winner to advance her team through the 2001 state tournament...played club soccer with the FC Royals...led the Royals in scoring from U13 to U16...holds the school record for shot put at 37-5 and was a member of the 4x400m relay team that ran at state.

PERSONAL Born in Tacoma, WA...daughter of John and Linda Butler and Kathy and Jim Tschimperle...has one sister, Julie who played basketball at Santa Clara...majoring in Exercise Science...interested in becoming a physical therapist or trainer after graduation...boasted a 3.4 high school GPA...hobbies include soccer, music, dancing, being with friends and sleeping...lists Tim Duncan and Lance Armstrong as her favorite athletes...biggest athletic thrill to date was competing in the NCAA Tournament against LSU on ESPN2...chose Oregon State because, "The super coaching staff and players; college atmosphere and location; and a great mascot!"

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