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Stephanie Butkus Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/17/2006
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2005: Played in 47 games and 17 matches, starting four ... Missed 15 matches after suffering a knee injury vs. UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 9 ... Averaged 5.11 assists, 0.87 digs and 0.19 blocks per game ... Had 20 or more assists seven times, 30 or more assists four times and 40 or more assists twice ... Led the team in assists five times and in service aces once. Honors: Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... Postseason: Finished with seven assists vs. Utah State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 2) ... Dished out 22 assists to go with two digs vs. Ohio in the Sweet 16 (Dec. 9). Season: Tallied 38 assists, nine digs, three blocks and a kill at Oregon State (Nov. 26) ... Finished with 18 assists and six digs at then-No. 18 California (Nov. 10) ... Returned to action after a seven-week absence as a reserve against Washington State (Oct. 28), dishing out two assists ... Finished with 43 assists and nine digs vs. then-No. 18 UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 8) ... Tallied a season-high 46 assists to go along with six digs against Northwestern (Sept. 3) ... Dished out 35 assists in win over then-No. 20 Georgia Tech (Sept. 2) ... Finished with three kills on three attempts for a 1.000 hitting percentage in the season-opening win over Winthrop (Sept. 2).

 

2004: Played in 102 games and 30 matches, starting all 30 ... Averaged 12.41 assists, 2.01 digs, 0.84 kills and 0.68 blocks per game ... Had 40 or more assists 19 times, 50 or more assists seven times, 60 or more assists three times and 70 or more assists one time ... Tallied seven double-doubles on the season ... Led the team in blocks once. Honors: Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Wildcat Classic after averaging 12.70 assists, 2.40 digs, 0.90 kills on .412 hitting and 0.40 service aces in three matches against Nicholls State, No. 9 Pepperdine and No. 18 Louisville on Sept. 10-11 ... Named MVP of the American Classic after averaging 12.20 assists, 1.60 kills on .600 hitting, 1.40 blocks and 1.30 digs in wins over American, Temple and Albany on Sept. 17 and 18. Postseason: Dished out 35 assists to go along with seven digs and five kills vs. UC Irvine in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Finished with 63 assists, 18 digs and two kills in the loss to San Diego in the second round. Season: Tallied 48 assists, eight digs and three kills on three attempts with no errors for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage at Arizona State (11/19) ... Finished with 53 assists and eight digs in three-game sweep at No. 12 UCLA (10/30) ... Had 47 assists, 10 digs and three blocks at No. 5 USC (10/29) ... Dished out 65 assists to go along with seven digs and four blocks against No. 1 Washington (10/16) ... Tallied 54 assists, six digs and five blocks in win over Oregon State (10/8) ... Finished with 41 assists and 11 digs against No. 10 UCLA (10/1) ... Dished out a season-high 72 assists to go with 16 digs at No. 13 Hawaii (9/5) ... Finished with 38 assists, 14 digs, seven kills and four blocks vs. Eastern Washington (9/3).

 

2003: Appeared in all 32 matches, making 28 starts ... Averaged 11.33 assists, 1.54 digs, 0.68 kills and 0.46 blocks per game ... Guided the Wildcats offense to a .300-plus hitting percentage in seven of the last 13 matches. Honors: Honorable mention Freshman All-Pac-10. Postseason: Dished out 38 assists to go along with four blocks and three kills against Wisconsin. Season: Finished with 63 assists, a season-high 12 digs, four kills, two aces and two block assists while leading Arizona to a team .298 hitting percentage against Washington State (11/22) ... Finished with 51 assists, four kills, five digs and three total blocks in a four-game win over No. 11 Washington (11/21). Arizona hit .336 as a team ... Tallied a season-high six kills, 64 assists, six digs and two block assists at Oregon State (11/14) ... Recorded 41 assists, four kills, two digs and two blocks in a 3-0 sweep at Oregon (11/13) ... Finished with 42 assists and 10 digs in a four-game loss to No. 1 USC (11/7) ... Dished out 48 assists and had with six digs and two blocks in UA’s series-sweeping win over No. 6 UCLA (11/6) ... Guided the Arizona offense to a season-high .421 attack percentage while posting 54 assists and 11 digs in UA’s upset sweep at No. 6 Cal (10/31) ... Finished with 61 assists, six digs and two blocks in a four-game loss at No. 9 Stanford (10/30) ... Finished with 45 assists and five digs at No. 2 Hawaii (10/19) ... Posted 51 assists, 10 digs and four total blocks in UA’s four-game loss at Washington State (9/18) ... Finished with a season-high 69 assists, 11 digs, five kills and four total blocks in a four-game loss to No. 20 Santa Clara (9/4) ... Led Arizona to an upset win with 58 assists and seven digs at No. 5 Pepperdine (8/30).

 

High School: Graduated from Queen of Peace High School in Burbank, Ill., where she earned three varsity letters for coach Jen Burns ... Ranked 11th on the Student Sports Hot 100 ... Volleryaball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... Garnered first team all-state recognition from The Champaign News Gazette, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times in 2003 ... Was named 2002 Girls Catholic League (GCAC) Player of the Year ... GCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Queen of Peace High School MVP ... Was named the Midwest Powerbar Player of the Week in 2002 ... Member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... 2003 Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete ... Graduated 10th in her high school class with a 4.109 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

 

Club: Played club volleyball for 2nd City since for four years ... Team finished second at Junior Olympics in 2000, 11th in 2001 and fifth in 2002 ... Was named to the all-tournament team in 2000 and again in 2002.

 

Personal: Stephanie Catherine Butkus was born Jan. 16, 1985, in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Catherine and Anthony Butkus ... Father played basketball at St. Xavier College in Chicago ... Mother was a cheerleader at St. Xavier ... Has a younger brother, Jonathan ... Major is engineering ... Is obsessed with the TV show “The Price Is Right” and enjoys sleeping in her spare time.

 

Career Match Highs

Hitting Percentage  1.000, four times, last vs. Utah State (12/2/05)
Kills	             9 vs. New Mexico State (9/1/03)
Attempts	             15 vs. Eastern Washington (9/3/04)
Assists	             72 at Hawaii (9/5/04)
Digs	             16 at Hawaii (9/5/04)
Aces	             2, four times, last vs. Stanford (11/27/04)
Blocks	             6 at Arizona State (9/26/03)

 

Career Stats

Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE RE DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2003 112 32 76 0.68 31 181 .249 1269 11.33 8 0.07 35 0 172 1.54 3 48 51 0.46 7 36
2004 102 30 86 0.84 27 188 .314 1266 12.41 12 0.12 27 2 205 2.01 4 65 69 0.68 5 24
2005 47 17 8 0.17 3 24 .208 240 5.11 2 0.04 5 1 41 0.87 1 8 9 0.19 0 8
TOTAL 261 79 170 0.65 61 393 .277 2775 10.63 22 0.08 67 3 418 1.60 8 121 129 0.49 12 68

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