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Returning Players Amie

Kabara • 11

• Senior • 5-11 • Center • Waynesfield, Ohio • Waynesfield-Goshen High School

2008-09 - Junior Season: Sat out the season due to injury. 2007-08 - Sophomore Season: Saw action in five games during her first season on the team...earned her first appearance against Indiana State on Dec. 1...pulled in her first career rebound against Oakland City on Dec. 3...saw a season-best four minutes against OCU.

track and two in cross country...earned all-conference accolades all four years in track...named team captain for three. Personal: Born July 3, 1988...daughter of Joan and Rick Kabara...history major.

High School: Earned academic all-state honorable mention...named to the all-county team...member of the Lima (Ohio) Dream Team...earned all-conference honors three seasons...recipient of the Archie Griffin Sportsman Award...named team captain three years...four-year letterwinner...helped her team to conference championships as a freshman and senior and a sectional title as a sophomore...coached by John Schnieders...also earned four letters in

Amie’s Career Highs

Points.....................................................................0 FGs........................................................................0 FGAs......................................................................0 3-pt. FGs................................................................0 3-pt. FGAs..............................................................0 FTs.........................................................................0 FTAs.......................................................................0 Off. Rebs................................................................0 Def. Rebs..................1, vs. Oakland City, 12/03/07 Rebs..........................1, vs. Oakland City, 12/03/07 Assists....................................................................0 Blocks.....................................................................0 Steals.....................................................................0 Minutes.....................4, vs. Oakland City, 12/03/07

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Amie Says... I decided to attend Butler because: It’s a beautiful school and has great academics. Best thing about being a Butler basketball player: My coaches and teammates are awesome. Plus, I get to play in Hinkle. A place I’d like to visit is: Rome, Italy. My favorite professor(s) at Butler: Paul Hanson and Scott Swanson (History). My nicknames are: Melamie Christene Thabara Babymush; Uncle Bob. My pregame ritual is: I always pray during the national anthem. If I played another sport, I would play: Football because I love it and think it would be a blast to play. Where I see myself in 10 years: Working at a rec center as an intramural instructor. If I could have one super power, it would be: To read people’s minds.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2007-08 5-0 7/1.4 Total 5-0 7/1.4

Total FG-FGA Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

Amie Kabara - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1

Tot Avg PF-FO Ast 1 0.2 2-0 0 1 0.2 2-0 0

TO 1 1

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 0 0 0/0.0 0 0 0/0.0

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Returning Players Susan

Lester • 30

• Senior • 6-2 • Forward/Center • Anderson, Ind. • Pendleton Heights High School

Career: Needs just six points to become the 20th player in school history with 1,000 points...in the top 10 in school history in three categories, ranking sixth in both 3point field goals made (118) and 3-point field goals attempted (338) and ninth in rebounds (609). 2008-09 - Junior Season: Named Preseason All-Horizon League second team...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (Jan. 26 and Feb. 16)...third on the team and 20th in the Horizon League with 10.2 points per game...tied for third in the Horizon League with 2.5 offensive rebounds per contest... her 6.0 rebounds per contest were second on the team...netted 16 double-digit scoring games, including three with 20 or more points...posted two double-doubles...added three games with double-digit rebounding... became the first Butler player to score 30 points in a game since 2001, totaling a career-best 31 points and tying her careerhigh with five 3-pointers against Valparaiso (Jan. 23)...her scoring total was six points shy of the Butler single-game record and tied for the second-most scored off the bench in Division I during the season. 2007-08 - Sophomore Season: Finished the year as the team’s leading and the Horizon League’s second-leading rebounder with 7.3 boards per contest..was also the team’s top long range threat, totaling 48 3-pointers on the year...ranked 10th in the league with 1.60 treys per game and a .384 3-point percentage (48-for-125)...led the team and placed seventh in the conference with an .826 free throw percentage...her 44 steals led the squad...ranked second on the team and 13th in the conference with 12.7 points per game...posted nine double-doubles on the year...finished with 20 double-figure scoring games, including five with 20 or more points...her 29 points scored at Cleveland State on March 1 were a season-best and a single-game high on the team during the

year...drained a season-best five 3-pointers against the Vikings...had a career-best four steals in three games...played a career-high 37 minutes at Cleveland State on March 1...started in all but three of the 30 games played...led the team in rebounding in 19 contests and scoring in nine...named to the Pre-Season All-Horizon League Second Team...recipient of the team’s Offensive Award. 2006-07 - Freshman Season: Named to the Horizon League’s All-Newcomer Team... paced the team with 6.6 rebounds per game and ranked third with 9.6 points per game... led all Horizon League newcomers and ranked second overall with nine doubledoubles, including six in league play... registered double-digit point totals in 13 games and double-digit rebound totals in 10...notched a season-high 24 points and12 rebounds in her first-career start at Ohio (Nov. 26)...tied her season-best point total with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting and added 13 rebounds at Loyola (Feb. 8)... twice registered career-best rebound totals with 14 against Youngstown State on March 1 and against UIC in the Horizon League Championship (March 9)...eight of her nine double-doubles came in the final 14 games of the season...tallied a .415 shooting percentage from the field, the second-best mark on the team...finished third on the team with 32 3-pointers made...her .372 3-point shooting percentage also ranked third on the team and was tops in the league among post players...averaged a team-high 7.1 rebounds in conference games...started the last 13 games of the season. High School: Named to the Indiana AllStar team...an Indiana Junior All-Star... conference co-player of the year in 2006... all-state...holds the school record, boys and girls, for career points with 1,770... also holds school marks with 19.2 points per game, 945 career rebounds and 227

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career steals...named Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State twice...tabbed to the all-county team and all-conference team four times...named county player of the year two seasons...team captain...as a senior, recorded 22.0 points per game, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 3.0 assists...hit 52.2 percent from the field and 86.8 percent from the free throw line...helped squad to the county championship in each of her four years...coached by Shari Doud...also played volleyball, lettering four years...named to the all-county and all-conference teams four seasons...team captain...threw shot and discus as a member of the track team... advanced to the sectional championship as a freshman before qualifying for regionals in discus as a sophomore. Personal: Born Feb. 22, 1988...daughter of Bill and Pauline Lester...exploratory business major.


Susan Says... I decided to attend Butler because: My teammates and a great education. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Being around great teammates and friends all the time. My favorite professor at Butler: Dr. Hochman (Education). My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Hinkle Fieldhouse. My pregame ritual is: I take a nap. In 10 years, I see myself: Teaching or coaching or both. Biggest win at Butler: Beating UIC to make it to the conference championship! The one thing or person I cherish most is: My family. If I played another sport, I would play: Volleyball. I played in high school and I miss it. My nicknames are: Sue Dawg, Suzy Q, Sunami, Amiga, SML, Sue, Astromeria.

Susan’s Career Highs

Points.......................31, vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 FGs........................... 11, vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 FGAs.................................20, at Ohio, 11/26/06 3-pt. FGs...... 5 (2x), last vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 3-pt. FGAs............9 (2x), last at Detroit, 1/24/08 FTs.............................11, vs. Evansville, 12/6/07 FTAs......................... 13, vs. Evansville, 12/6/07 Off. Rebs........... 7, vs. William & Mary, 11/29/08 Def. Rebs................ 10 (2x),last at UIC, 1/12/08 Rebs........................14 (2x), last vs. UIC, 3/9/07 Assists........... 5 (3x), last at Youngstown St., 3/5/09 Blocks...............................3, vs. IPFW, 12/20/07 Steals........... 4 (5x), last vs. Milwaukee, 3/11/09 Minutes.........39 (2x), last at Duquesne, 3/19/09

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2006-07 30-17 616/20.5 2007-08 30-27 804/26.8 2008-09 32-14 769/24.0 Total 92-58 2,189/23.8

Total FG-FGA Pct 103-248 .415 119-285 .418 117-284 .412 339-817 .415

Susan Lester - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 32-86 .372 49-64 .766 80-119 199 6.6 61-0 32 40 4 29 287/9.6 48-125 .384 95-115 .826 57-162 219 7.3 63-2 38 75 15 44 381/12.7 38-127 .299 54-69 .783 80-111 191 6.0 73-0 43 40 9 48 326/10.2 118-338 .349 198-248 .798 217-392 609 6.6 197-2 113 155 28 121 994/10.8

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Returning Players Melanie

Thornton • 24

• Senior • 6-1 • Forward • Carmel, Ind. • Carmel High School

2008-09 - Junior Season: Member of the Horizon League All-Defensive Team... named to the Holiday Inn & Suites Express Midtown Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team after averaging 8.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two games...her 308 points, 227 rebounds and 71 steals were more than her freshman and sophomore season totals combined... topped the team and was fourth in the Horizon League with 7.1 rebounds per game...ranked second in the league with 5.2 defensive rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per contest...stood seventh in the league and 96th in the NCAA with 2.2 steals per game...fourth on the team with 9.6 points per contest...team leader in rebounds in 14 of the 32 games...tallied seven double-doubles...boasted 17 doubledigit scoring games, including one with 20-plus points...tallied nine double-digit rebounding games...netted a career-high 23 points against Christian Brothers (Dec. 29). 2007-08 - Sophomore Season: Came off the bench in all 24 of her games played... finished second on the team with a .510 field goal percentage (26-for-51)...her 24 offensive rebounds were the fourth-most on the squad...scored a season-high 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field against Oakland City (Dec. 3)...also pulled in a season-high eight rebounds while playing a season-best 15 minutes against OCU (Dec. 3)...was the high bench scorer in five contests...named the team’s Most Improved Player. 2006-07 - Freshman Season: The top reserve post player, coming off the bench in all 31 of the team’s contests...ranked fifth in the Horizon League with 0.9 blocks per game...finished seventh on the team with 3.0 rebounds per game...tallied careerhighs with 10 points on two occasions,

coming in back-to-back games at UIC (Feb. 10) and against Detroit (Feb. 17)...also tallied a season-best nine rebounds against the Titans in that same game, coming just short of her first double-double...twice registered four blocks, at Evansville (Dec. 6) and against Youngstown State (March 7)...netted her only 3-point attempt against Purdue (Dec. 10). High School: Nominated as a McDonald’s All-American as a senior...tabbed as a Top-40 player in 2004 and 2005...Indiana Junior All-Star and Indiana All-North Team member in 2005 and 2006...also named as an Indiana All-Star, Indianapolis Star North-South All-Star and Hoosier Classic All-Star in 2006...named to the Hamilton County All-Star team three seasons and to the all-conference squad in four...member of the Hoosier Basketball Magazine team... four-year letterwinner as a power forward and center...shot 45 percent from the field and averaged 5.2 rebounds as a senior... finished her high school career with 962 points...team captain as a senior...helped the team to a 20-5 record in 2006... also played AAU basketball for Indiana’s Finest...team finished first in the state in six of her eight seasons and second in the other two...team was ranked as high as fourth in the nation...also lettered twice in track and field...named to the all-state team and all-conference squad in 2003...holds the school record with a 55 second split as the anchor of the 1,600 meter relay...her time helped earn a second-place showing at state...served as a Youth Athletic Ambassador for Carmel High School in promoting the NCAA Richer Principles Program...graduated with honors. Personal: Born May 13, 1988...daughter of Don and Dee Thornton...exploratory business major.

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Melanie’s Career Highs

Points.........23, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 FGs...............9, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 FGAs................ 16 (2x), last vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 3-pt. FGs..........1 (3x), last vs. Dayton, 11/21/08 3-pt. FGAs...1 (6x), last vs. William & Mary, 11/29/08 FTs..........................7, at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 FTAs.....................12, at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 Off. Rebs............................ 6, vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 Def. Rebs................9 (5x), last vs. UIC, 1/17/09 Rebs................. 13 (2x), last vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 Assists.......... 3 (3x), last vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 Blocks........................4, vs. Wright State, 2/6/09 Steals........................ 7, at Ohio State, 11/14/08 Minutes.......34 (2x), last vs. Milwaukee, 2/26/09


Melanie Says... I decided to attend Butler because: To get a great education and play for dedicated coaches and great teammates. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Hanging out with my teammates, traveling and winning. If I played another sport, I would play: Volleyball. I played in junior high, but not high school. My favorite professor at Butler is: Professor Mackoy (Marketing). If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: Music, food and Will Smith. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Our locker room after a big win. In 10 years, I see myself: Being successful. The one thing or person I cherish most is: My family. If I could have one super power, it would be: To make dreams come true. My most memorable Christmas present was: My hamster, Goldie.

Total Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 2006-07 31-0 340/11.0 37-98 .378 2007-08 24-0 148/6.2 26-51 .510 2008-09 32-18 768/24.0 118-283 .417 Total 87-18 1256/14.4 181-432 .419

Melanie Thornton - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 1-1 1.000 28-41 .683 29-65 94 3.0 44-2 13 26 27 6 103/3.3 1-4 .250 20-28 .714 24-23 47 2.0 18-0 3 14 5 15 73/3.0 1-6 .167 71-105 .676 62-165 227 7.1 73-0 31 77 44 71 308/9.6 3-11 .273 119-174 .684 115-253 368 4.2 135-2 47 117 76 92 484/5.6


Returning Players Azjah

Bass • 23

• Junior • 5-7 • Guard • Indianapolis, Ind. • Lawrence North High School

2008-09 - Sophomore Season: Appeared in 20 games, averaging 7.9 minutes per contest...played 13 minutes or more on four occasions...saw action in 11 Horizon League contests as well as both WNIT games...averaged 1.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game...scored a season-high 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting against Green Bay (Feb. 28). 2007-08 - Freshman Season: Saw action in all 30 of the team’s games, earning starts in 11 of the final 15 contests...finished sixth on the squad with 4.8 points per game and ranked fourth with 1.5 assists per contest... was one of the team’s most efficient free throw shooters, going 34-of-42 from the line for a second-best .810 percentage... went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line against Detroit (Feb. 23)...totaled five double-figure scoring games, including a career-high 18 at Wright State (Jan. 26)... led the team in points once and assists once...played a season-high 38 minutes against Cleveland State (Jan. 31)...led the team in scoring off the bench in five games.

High School: McDonald’s All-American honoree...scored over 1,000 points in her career...Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State selection as a junior...named allconference and all-county after averaging 19 points, five rebounds and four assists per game...named to the Junior All-Star Team and the Indiana All-Star Team...tabbed to the Indianapolis Star Super Team... presented with the Athlete of Character award and the Kiwanis Character Award... graduated in the top 10-percent of her class. Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1988...daughter of Alanzo and Shaun Bass...biology major.

Azjah’s Career Highs

Points..................... 18, at Wright State, 1/26/08 FGs........................... 7, at Wright State, 1/26/08 FGAs........14 (2x), last vs. Youngstown State, 2/2/08 3-pt. FGs.................... 3, vs. Evansville, 12/6/07 3-pt. FGAs................ 5, at Wright State, 1/26/08 FTs....................................6, vs. Detroit, 2/23/08 FTAs.................................6, vs. Detroit, 2/23/08 Off. Rebs.............. 3, vs. Oakland City, 12/03/07 Def. Rebs...........................5, at Detroit, 1/24/08 Rebs...................................5, at Detroit, 1/24/08 Assists................................5, at Detroit, 1/24/08 Blocks..........1 (2x), last at Wright State, 1/26/08 Steals...............................5, vs. Loyola, 2/09/08 Minutes............ 38, vs. Cleveland State, 1/21/08

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Azjah Says... I decided to attend Butler because: The small classes and its academic reputation. The best thing about going to Butler: Traveling and being with my teammates. A place I’d like to visit is: London, England. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: The fountain by the bell tower. My favorite professor at Butler: Dr. Marvin Scott (Sociology). If I played another sport, I would play: Volleyball because I love the uniforms and the game. The one thing or person I cherish the most: My family and friends. My nicknames are: AB, 99, Lee. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Houston Comets. My pregame ritual is: Nap, shower, then listen to music.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2007-08 30-11 553/18.4 2008-09 20-0 158/7.9 Total 50-11 711/14.2

Total FG-FGA Pct 48-149 .322 11-35 .314 59-184 .321

Azjah Bass - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 13-41 .317 34-42 .810 13-26 4-13 .308 4-6 .667 3-12 17-54 .315 38-48 .792 16-38

Tot 39 15 54

Avg PF-FO Ast 1.3 23-0 44 0.8 11-0 11 1.1 34-0 55

TO 55 16 71

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2 30 143/4.8 0 4 30/1.5 2 34 173/3.5

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Returning Players Brittany

Bowen • 10

• Junior • 5-10 • Guard/Forward • Columbus, Ind. • Columbus North High School

2008-09 - Sophomore Season: Played in 30 games, starting in 27...led the Bulldogs in the Horizon League with 10.9 points per game...led the team in 3-pointers made (49) and 3-point percentage (.405)...led BU with 12.2 points per game in league play...converted a team-best .829 at the free throw line...in 18 league games, she led the Horizon League with 89.8 percent free throw shooting...in league games only, she ranked 8th in scoring (12.2) and led the conference in 3-point shooting (.439)... scored in double-figures 19 times, including six outings with at least 18 points...scored a career-high 25 on 8-for-10 shooting and made five 3-pointers in a double-overtime win at Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 13)...scored 18 points against Indiana State (Dec. 22)... totaled 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting at Green Bay (Jan. 29)...scored 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting and made five 3-pointers at UIC (Feb. 12)...scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds at Loyola (Feb. 14)... scored 20 points and grabbed six boards in 41 minutes of play in the Horizon League Championship against Milwaukee (Feb. 26)...had her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the WNIT at Duquesne (March 19)...averaged a teamhigh 12.9 points per game in the final 24 games of the season. 2007-08 - Freshman Season: The Bulldogs’ starting shooting guard in 27 of 30 games during the year...led the squad with a .385 three-point percentage (25-for65)...her .456 field goal percentage was the third-best mark on the team...ranked fourth on the team with 6.9 points per game and third in league play with 7.1 ppg...pulled in 3.1 rebounds per contest for the fourthbest rate on the squad...led the Bulldogs in scoring in three games, including Butler’s Horizon League Championship quarterfinal contest at Cleveland State (March 12)... paced the team in rebounds five times and

assists once...posted nine double-figure scoring games, including a season-best 20 against UIC (Feb. 7)...had a seasonbest eight rebounds against Monmouth (Nov. 23). High School: Finished her career as North High School’s all-time leader with 311 assists while ranking second all-time with 1,277 points, 240 steals and 76 threepointers made...named The Republic’s Female Athlete of the Year as a junior after averaging 19.3 points, 5.4 boards and 5.0 assists while helping her squad to a 15-6 overall record...selected to the Indiana AllStar Team and participated in the Hoosier Basketball North/South All-Star Game after averaging 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior... helped her team to a 17-4 record that year...earned all-conference recognition in each of her last three years after leading the team in scoring, assists, rebounds, steals, free-throw percentage and field goal percentage each year...tabbed to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team and The Republic First Team while leading her team to a 17-4 record...received the Midwest Sports Publishing Unsung Player of the Year award in Class 4A...earned a spot on the Indiana Junior All-Star Team... named team captain and team Most Valuable Player in her final two seasons... four-year varsity letterwinner...coached by Debbie Marr...also lettered three seasons as a middle hitter in volleyball...two-time all-conference team member...named team MVP and captain.

Brittany’s Career Highs

Points...................25, at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 FGs........................... 8 (2x), last at UIC, 2/12/09 FGAs.................16, at Cleveland State, 3/12/09 3-pt. FGs.................. 5 (2x), last at UIC, 2/12/09 3-pt. FGAs........... 8, vs. Indiana State, 12/22/08 FTs....................... 9, vs. Cleveland State, 1/3/09 FTAs........................10, Cleveland State, 1/3/09 Off. Rebs......................6, at Duquesne, 3/19/09 Def. Rebs......5 (2x), last vs. Milwaukee 2/26/09 Rebs...........................10, at Duquesne, 3/19/09 Assists......... 5 (2x), last vs. Wright State, 2/6/09 Blocks...........1 (3x), last vs. Milwaukee, 1/19/08 Personal: Born Dec. 23, 1988...daughter Steals.................... 3 (3x), last vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 Minutes.....................41, vs. Milwaukee, 2/26/09

of William and Karen Bowen...undecided on a major.

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Brittany Says... I decided to attend Butler because: The prestigious academic reputation and the opportunity to play D-I basketball. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Traveling and playing in cool cities and arenas. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Hinkle, where I spend most of my time. My favorite professor at Butler is: Donna Gray (Advertising). If I had to play another sport, I would play: Volleyball because I played for 6 years. My pregame ritual is: Listen to music and roll out my legs on the foam roller, then put pre-wrap in my hair and lather my muscles in flex-all. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Chicago Bulls because that’s who my parents watched when I was little. A place I’d like to visit: Paris, France and Italy. My most memorable Christmas present was: My lovely Blackberry.

Total Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 2007-08 30-27 583/19.4 72-158 .456 2008-09 32-27 827/25.8 118-265 .445 Total 62-54 1410/22.7 190-423 .449

Brittany Bowen - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot 25-65 .385 38-48 .792 47-45 92 49-121 .405 63-76 .829 62-48 110 74-186 .398 101-124 .815 109-93 202

Avg PF-FO Ast 3.1 50-1 38 3.4 61-0 34 3.3 111-1 72

TO 30 36 66

Blk 3 8 11

Stl Pts/Avg 18 207/6.9 35 348/10.9 53 555/9.0

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Returning Players Terra

burns • 12

• Junior • 5-8 • Guard • Peoria, Ill. • Peoria High School

2008-09 - Sophomore Season: Saw action in all 32 games, starting at point guard in 24 contests...led the team with 82 assists and was second on the squad with 53 steals... averaged 5.9 points per game, good for 5th on the team...scored 10 points and made all eight of her free throws at Wright State (Jan. 10)...had 10 points and six assists vs. UIC (Jan. 17)...scored 12 points at Green Bay (Jan. 29)...scored a season-high 13 points against Detroit (Feb. 8)...totaled a seasonbest seven assists in the Horizon League Championship against Milwaukee (March 11)...tied her career high with 13 points and added six assists and seven steals in the WNIT at Marquette (March 23). 2007-08 - Freshman Season: Battled through injury to appear in 16 games during her rookie campaign...totaled eight steals... had two picks in a game three times... netted her first career points against No. 23 Purdue (Nov. 17)...scored a season-best three points at Detroit (Jan. 24)...pulled in a season-high three boards and dished a season-best three assists against Oakland City (Dec. 3)...played a season-high 17 minutes against OCU.

High School: All-state second team honoree...all-conference and all-area first team member...Peoria Journal All-Star... Chicago Tribune and Champaign Gazette Honorable Mention...school record-holder with 1,570 career points, including 467 her senior year...also finished as the school’s career leader in assists and steals...served as team captain for her junior and senior years...named team MVP her final two years...tabbed as the MVP of the Manual Holiday Tournament as a senior...also mentioned on the Quincy All-Tournament Team her senior year...averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four steals per game...helped team to a 22-4 record in 2006-07...member of the honor roll...ranked among the top 15-percent in the conference academically...coached by Andre Williams. Personal: Born August 20, 1988...daughter of Troy and Rita Burns...sociology and criminology major.

Terra’s Career Highs

Points........... 13 (2x), last at Marquette, 3/23/09 FGs.....................................5, vs. Detroit, 2/8/09 FGAs................................13, vs. Detroit, 2/8/09 3-pt. FGs............................3, vs. Detroit, 2/8/09 3-pt. FGAs..........................4, vs. Detroit, 2/8/09 FTs............................ 8, at Wright State, 1/10/09 FTAs.................................10, at Loyola, 2/14/09 Off. Rebs........ 2 (3x), last at Marquette, 3/23/09 Def. Rebs..... 3 (5x), last vs. Milwaukee, 3/11/09 Rebs...................................4, vs. Detroit, 2/8/09 Assists........................7, vs. Milwaukee, 3/11/09 Blocks........... 1 (7x), last vs. Milwaukee, 3/11/09 Steals...........................7, at Marquette, 3/23/09 Minutes................... 38, at Wright State, 1/10/09

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Terra Says... I decided to attend Butler because: The academic reputation and great team chemistry. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Playing at Hinkle Fieldhouse. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: My apartment and C-Club. One thing people don’t know about me is: I like to eat icing alone and watch Spongebob. My pregame ritual is: Eat, sleep, listen to music. My favorite professor at Butler: Marvin Scott (Sociology). My nicknames are: TB, Dawg, Aunty Swag. A place I’d like to visit: Africa. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Chicago Bulls. The one thing or person I cherish most: My family...especially my littler brother Troy.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2007-08 16-0 70/4.4 2008-09 32-24 783/24.5 Total 48-24 853/17.8

Total FG-FGA Pct 2-17 .118 60-175 .343 62-192 .323

Terra Burns - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 0-2 .000 7-15 .467 2-5 9-31 .290 59-84 .702 13-51 9-33 .273 66-99 .667 15-56

Tot 7 64 71

Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 0.4 10-0 5 7 0 8 11/0.7 2.0 75-1 82 94 7 53 188/5.9 1.5 85-1 87 101 7 61 199/4.1

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Returning Players Chloe

Hamilton • 32

• Junior • 5-10 • Forward • Holt, Mich. • Holt High School

2008-09 - Sophomore Season: Appeared in 23 games, playing 7.4 minutes per outing...shot 50 percent (21-for-42) from the field and 72.4 percent at the free throw line...averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game...played 13 minutes or more on six occasions...scored 10 points vs. Coastal Carolina (Dec. 6)...scored a career-high 12 points and pulled in six rebounds vs. Christian Brothers (Dec. 29)...totaled nine points on 4-for-5 shooting against Youngstown State (Jan. 5). 2007-08 - Freshman Season: Saw action in 21 games during the year, including her first career start against Milwaukee (Jan. 19)...scored a season-best nine points, including a 5-for-5 effort from the free throw line, against Oakland City (Dec. 3)... averaged 7.6 minutes played in Horizon League contests...played a season-high 18 minutes against Milwaukee (Jan. 19)... pulled in a pair of boards against both Green Bay (Jan. 17) and Youngstown State (Feb. 2)...dished two assists at Detroit (Jan. 24).

High School: AAU All-American... McDonald’s All-American nominee... two-time all-state team member...named to the all-league team all four years, including league MVP in two seasons... team captain her final three seasons...is the school’s all-time scoring leader...also holds the single-season scoring mark and the single-season record for free throws made...helped the squad to the district championship as a junior, finishing with a 16-8 record...coached by Doug Harkema... also earned four letters in track and two in bowling...was a two-time state qualifier in the shot put, finishing as high as eighth... also finished 14th at state in the discus... led the bowling team to its first league title her senior year. Personal: Born Oct. 11, 1988...daughter of Eric and Harriett Hamilton...biology major.

Chloe’s Career Highs

Points.........12, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 FGs.........4 (2x), last vs. Youngstown St., 1/5/09 FGAs............6, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 3-pt. FGs....................................................... NA 3-pt. FGAs............1 (4x), last at Loyola, 2/14/09 FTs........................................5, at Detroit, 1/8/09 FTAs.................7, vs. Coastal Carolina, 12/6/08 Off. Rebs......4, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 Def. Rebs...... 3 (3x), last at Youngstown St., 3/5/09 Rebs.............6, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 Assists................................. 2, at Detroit, 1/24/08 Blocks.....1 (2x), last vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 Steals...........2, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 Minutes.......19, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08

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Chloe’ Says... I decided to attend Butler because: I like the school and the coaches. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: My apartment and the star fountain on the mall. My favorite professor at Butler is: Tie between Dr. Welch (P.E.) and Professor Farley (First Aid). If I had to play another sport, I would play: Bowling because I love to bowl. In 10 years, I see myself: Doing something I love and being successful. My pregame ritual is: Shower then take an hour nap. My nicknames are: C-Lo, Clo, Buddy, G-Post, Baby Post, Super Buddy. A place I’d like to visit: Europe. If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: Unlimited food, blanket and a puppy. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2007-08 21-1 123/5.9 2008-09 23-0 170/7.4 Total 44-1 293/6.7

Total FG-FGA Pct 10-26 .385 21-42 .500 31-68 .456

Chloe’ Hamilton - Career Stats 3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 0-2 .000 8-11 .727 6-6 0-6 .000 21-29 .724 14-19 0-8 .000 29-40 .725 20-25

Tot 12 33 45

Avg PF-FO Ast 0.6 9-0 4 1.4 12-0 5 1.0 21-0 9

TO 12 11 23

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 1 3 28/1.3 1 5 63/2.7 2 8 91/2.1

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Returning Players Devin

brierly • 25

• Sophomore • 5-9 • Guard • Hanover, Ind. • Southwestern High School

2008-09 - Freshman Season: Found a role as a long-range shooter off the bench, playing 26 games...made all seven of her starts in the non-conference season... played 11.5 minutes per game...averaged 2.7 points and 1.1 assists per game...shot 31.4 percent from 3-point range and 68.4 percent at the free throw line...scored 10 points and had five assists at IPFW (Nov. 18)...scored a season-high 13 and made four 3-pointers at Evansville (Dec. 3)... totaled 11 points and made three treys in a win over Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 13). High School: McDonald’s All-American nominee...member of the North-South All-Star Team and the Hoosier Reunion All-Star Team...2A East/West All-Star... Hoosier Basketball Magazine Indiana Top-60 player...named to the all-region team three times and all-section squad four times...four-time All-Ohio River Valley Conference...earned Madison Courier AllArea honors and was named the area’s top player in 2008...three-time team MVP and team captain...presented with the team’s 3-Point Award on four occasions, Assists Award twice and Most Deflections Award twice...four-year varsity starter...holds the school record for 3-pointers in a game with seven coming against Shenandoah... finished her career as the fourth-leading scorer in school history with 1,278 points... averaged 15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a senior while helping the team to a 21-6 record as well as conference and sectional titles...led the team to a 21-4 record and a sectional title as a junior while averaging 13.1 points, 5.8 boards and 5.0 assists...played AAU basketball for the Ohio Valley Storm, guiding the team to a ninth-place finish in the nation during the summer of 2007... also was a four-year varsity starter on the softball team...four-time all-conference

team member...was named the team MVP in three seasons...four-time Team Defensive Player of the Year and threetime Offensive Player of the Year...named to the 2A East/West All-Star Game...led the squad in stolen bases all four seasons and in strikeouts and wins as a pitcher... was awarded the team’s Leading Pitcher Award all four seasons...maintained an ERA under 1.00 every year...finished as the school’s career record holder in wins (69), strikeouts (804), ERA (0.78), no hitters (7) and shut-outs (34)...at the plate, her career .430 average is a school record, as are her 80 stolen bases and 131 hits...earned the win in 69 of her team’s 72 victories during her four seasons...helped the squad to a 20-6 record as a junior...team advanced to the state finals her senior season...member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born April 23, 1990...daughter of Kevin Brierly and Jennifer Larimore... has two younger sisters, Kelsi and Mason, and a younger brother, Grant...exploratory major.

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Devin’s Career Highs

Points.........................13, at Evansville, 12/3/08 FGs...........4 (2x), last at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 FGAs............................7, at Evansville, 12/3/08 3-pt. FGs......................4, at Evansville, 12/3/08 3-pt. FGAs....................5, at Evansville, 12/3/08 FTs....................... 5, vs. Indiana State, 12/22/08 FTAs.......6 (2x), last vs. Indiana State, 12/22/08 Off. Rebs......................1, at Evansville, 12/3/08 Def. Rebs..... 2 (2x), last at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 Rebs.........2 (2x), last at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08 Assists................................5, at IPFW, 11/18/08 Blocks.................. 1, vs. Indiana State, 12/22/08 Steals.................. 2, vs. Indiana State, 12/22/08 Minutes.................27, at Miami (Ohio), 12/13/08


Devin Says...

2007-08 Butler Basketball

I decided to attend Butler because: It’s a respected university and because I get to play in Hinkle Fieldhouse. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Representing Butler on the hardwood and playing in Hinkle. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Starbucks. My favorite professor at Butler is: Dr. Pangan (Education). She is helpful, supportive and enthusiastic. In 10 years, I see myself: Married with kids and teaching elementary education and coaching basketball or softball or both. My pregame ritual is: Getting my back popped and saying a prayer during the national anthem. If I played another sport, I would play: Softball. I played my whole life and would’ve played in college had I not gotten a basketball scholarship. If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: Cell phone, unlimited food and my blanket. My nicknames are: D-Rock, Girl.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2008-09 26-7 299/11.5 Total 26-7 299/11.5

Total FG-FGA Pct 21-71 .296 21-71 .296

Devin Brierly - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 16-51 .314 13-19 .684 2-18 16-51 .314 13-19 .684 2-18

Tot Avg PF-FO Ast 20 0.8 30-0 29 20 0.8 30-0 29

TO 27 27

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2 7 71/2.7 2 7 71/2.7

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Returning Players Kaley

May • 33

• Sophomore • 5-10 • Guard/Forward • Avon, Ind. • Avon High School

2008-09 - Freshman Season: Played in nine games and appeared in her first collegiate game against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 16, finishing with a career-best three points and one rebound...scored two points in a career-best 12 minutes against Youngstown State (Jan. 5). High School: A 2008 McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball nominee...Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State...IBCA First Team Academic All-State...2008 Indiana AllStar...four-year starter and letter winner at Avon High School...twice named Team Most Valuable Player...team captain as a senior...participant in the North/South All-Star Classic, the Hoosier Reunion AllStar Classic and the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout...Midwest Sports Publishing ‘07-’08 Rim and Hoop Yearbook Feature Cover Player...Midwest Sports Publishing ‘07-’08 4A Top Player Diamond selection...Midwest Sports Publishing ‘07’08 Gold Selection Top 10 Indiana seniors... named to the Indiana Junior All-Star Team...twice named to the First Team AllWest Metro Team...three-time All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference Team...three-time

All-Hendricks County Team...twice named to the Rise Magazine All-Area team... twice named to the IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase...Midwest Sports PublishingRim and Hoop Yearbook- ‘05-’06 / ‘06-’07 / ‘07-’08 Sectional Starting 5 Player...listed in AHS record book 11 times, including top career marks for points, rebounds, block shots, three-point percentage and games played...high school coach: Steve Drabyn... member of National Honor Society, the National Honor Roll and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...played AAU Basketball for Indiana’s Finest...also a letter winner in volleyball and track. Personal: Born October 29, 1989... daughter of Brian and Cheryl May...has a younger brother, Brandon...secondary education major.

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Kaley’s Career Highs

Points...............3, vs. Coastal Carolina, 12/6/08 FGs.........1 (2x), last vs. Youngstown St., 1/5/09 FGAs................2, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 3-pt. FGs....................................................... NA 3-pt. FGAs..................................................... NA FTs....................................2, vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 FTAs................... 2 (3x), last vs. Loyola, 1/15/09 Off. Rebs....................1, vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 Def. Rebs..... 1 (3x), last vs. Youngstown St., 1/5/09 Rebs............. 1 (4x), last vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 Assists..............2, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 Blocks............................................................ NA Steals...........2, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 Minutes...........12, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09


Kaley Says... I decided to attend Butler because: It is a respected academic school with a rich athletic history and beautiful campus. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Being a part of tradition and something bigger than myself. Also, the relationships through our experiences. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: The mall. All the student life takes place there, and it is peaceful at night. If I played another sport, I would play: Volleyball. I enjoyed it in high school. In 10 years, I see myself: Married with kids as a high school teacher and varsity basketball coach. My favorite professor at Butler is: Dr. Pangan (Education). She got me excited to be a teacher someday. My pregame ritual is: Listening to music to pump me up. A place I’d like to visit: Italy. My nicknames are: K-May, Girl, Skittles, Niecey Swag, K-So, Seester. My favorite basketball team growing up was: The Pacers during the Reggie Miller Era.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2008-09 9-0 34/3.8 Total 9-0 34/3.8

Total FG-FGA Pct 2-5 .400 2-5 .400

Kaley May - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 0-0 .000 4-7 .571 1-3 0-0 .000 4-7 .571 1-3

Tot Avg PF-FO Ast 4 0.4 1-0 2 4 0.4 1-0 2

TO 3 3

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 0 3 8/0.9 0 3 8/0.9

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Returning Players Jenny

Ostrom • 42

• Redshirt Sophomore • 6-0 • Forward/Center • St. Anthony, Minn. • St. Anthony Village High School

2008-09 - Freshman Season: Appeared in her first collegiate game against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 6, matching a careerbest four rebounds and two points...tallied a career-high six points and added two rebounds against Youngstown State (Jan. 5). 2007-08 - Redshirt Season: Sat out the 2007-08 season as a redshirt.

time captain and MVP of the tennis team... twice named all-conference...member of the National Honor Society...earned three academic letters. Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1989...daughter of Nancy and Dan Ostrom...chemistry major.

High School: Two-time all-state honorable mention recipient...member of the allconference team three years...named the team’s captain and MVP twice...holds the school’s career scoring record with more than 1,000 points...also holds the school career rebounding record...led the team to a 23-6 record her senior year, finishing second in the sub-section...fouryear letterwinner...coached by Mary Jo Hadler...also earned two letters in softball and three in tennis...earned all-state honorable mention honors as a first and second baseman...was also tabbed to the all-state tournament team...two-time allconference representative...team finished as state runners-up her senior year...two-

Jenny’s Career Highs

Points...............6, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 FGs.............................2, vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 FGAs................3, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 3-pt. FGs....................................................... NA 3-pt. FGAs..................................................... NA FTs....................4, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 FTAs.................4, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 Off. Rebs....................3, vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 Def. Rebs......... 3, vs. Coastal Carolina, 12/6/08 Rebs............. 4 (2x), last vs. Valparaiso, 1/23/09 Assists..............1, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09 Blocks............................................................ NA Steals...........1, vs. Christian Brothers, 12/29/08 Minutes.............8, vs. Youngstown State, 1/5/09

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Jenny Says...

2007-08 Butler Basketball

I decided to attend Butler because: To continue my education and play basketball. The team and coaches made me feel at home. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Traveling and seeing different places. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: The mall when it’s nice outside, Hinkle during basketball games and my aparment when it’s cold. In 10 years, I see myself: Starting a family and settling into a career. Maybe coaching, too. My favorite professor at Butler is: Dr. Carlstand (Sign Language). My pregame ritual is: Pregame meal, nap, listen to music in the locker room. If I played another sport, I would play: Softball. My nicknames are: Jenny Rita, Jen-Nay. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves. The thing or person I cherish most is: God and my family.

Year GP-GS Min/Avg 2008-09 11-0 39/3.5 Total 11-0 39/3.5

Total FG-FGA Pct 6-13 .462 6-13 .462

Jenny Ostrom - Career Stats

3-Point Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def 0-0 .000 8-10 .800 8-12 0-0 .000 8-10 .800 8-12

Tot Avg PF-FO Ast 20 1.8 6-0 1 20 1.8 6-0 1

TO 4 4

Blk Stl Pts/Avg 0 1 20/1.8 0 1 20/1.8

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Returning Players Alyssa

Pittman • 22

• Junior • 5-8 • Guard • Elkhart, Ind. • Elkhart Memorial High School • Eastern Michigan University

Alyssa Says...

Sat out the 2008-2009 campaign to meet NCAA residency requirements. 2006-08 - At Eastern Michigan: In two seasons, totaled 152 three pointers, which would rank as the fourth-most in the Butler record book...led the Eagles with 72 three pointers as a sophomore in 2007-08... ranked 36th in the NCAA Division I with 2.5 treys per game and 49th with a .380 three point percentage...finished with 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game to earn All-Mid American Conference Honorable Mention...played in all 29 of the team’s games...named the 2007 MAC Freshman of the Year...played in all 29 games, starting 24 times...averaged 12.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game...connected on 80 of 208 3-point attempts, good for a .388 percentage...hit seven 3-pointers and scored a season high 27 points at UMass on Dec. 13...grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and dished out a career-high five assists to go along with 18 points at Miami (Ohio) on Feb. 7... scored in double figures 19 times...named MAC Player of the Week on Jan. 21. High School: Led Elkhart Memorial to a third straight sectional championship and a school-record 20-5 mark during her senior campaign...averaged 21 points per game in 2005-06...named team captain and Most Valuable Player for her senior season... became the leading scorer in school history during her senior season with 1,612 career points...led the Chargers to a 17-7 record and a second straight Class 4A sectional title in 2004-05...averaged 17.7 points, 3.4 assists, 2.1 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game as a junior...four-year starter and an All-Northern Lakes Conference first-team pick her last three years...named a 2005 Honorable Mention Associated Press

I decided to attend Butler because: The people are great. My favorite professor at Butler is: Professor Crawford. The favorite place on Butler’s campus is: C-Club. If I had to play another sport: Golf, there isn’t any running. In 10 years, I see myself: Still playing or coaching basketball. If I could have one super power: Speed.

Indiana All-State selection...holds the school’s all-time record in 3-point attempts (135) and points (1,612)...selected as one the top 25 seniors in Indiana by the 2005-06 Regional Roundball Review...twice named a SportsFest East All Star. Personal: Born April 21, 1988...daughter of Darrell and Evelyn Pittman...has two brothers, Lamar and Jamaal...elementary education major.

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My pregame ritual is: Listen to music, read Bible and pray. Then call my dad for pregame speech. The one thing or person I cherish most: Grandma and Grandpa. My nicknames are: Pickle, Pitt, Big AP, AP. My most memorable Christmas present was: Pickles.


Newcomers Becca

Bornhorst • 20

• Freshman • 6-1 • Forward • Dublin, Ohio • Dublin Coffman High School

High School: Named Academic AllOhio and was a two-time all conference selection…collected all-district honors twice…led Dublin Coffman to the round of 8 in the Ohio state tournament two straight years…averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds and led team to a 25-1 record as a senior…set Coffman’s 3-point percentage and field goal percentage single-season records…named team co-MVP and captain…led team to 25-1 record as a junior, averaging 11 points and nine rebounds per contest…threeyear letterwinner who battled injuries as a freshman and sophomore…high school coach: Maryanne Grimes. Personal: Born December 31, 1990… daughter of Tony and Dina Bornhorst… communications major.

Becca Says... I decided to attend Butler because: The academic reputation and basketball program along with the pretty campus. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Being a part of a team that is working together for the same goal. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Holcomb Gardens. If I had to play another sport: Volleyball because it’s fun. In 10 years, I see myself: Married with kids and either working with a pro sports team, news station or teaching/coaching. My pregame ritual is: Listen to music then pray. One thing people don’t know about me is: I’ve had 3 knee surgeries. My nickname is: Busse. If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: Bible, my iPod and lots of food. My most memorable Christmas present was: Getting my first cell phone freshman year.

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Newcomers Claire

freeman • 2

• Freshman • 5-8 • Guard • Fishers, Ind. • Heritage Christian School

High School: IBCA and AP All-State honoree…led Heritage Christian to four straight state championships…team went 102-8 during her four years and were four-time city champs…named MVP and hit game-winning shot in Class 2A IHSAA State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium…averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior, leading team to 26-1 record…totaled 10.3 points and 4.8 assists per game and led team to 27-1 record during junior season… HC went 25-3 her sophomore season and 24-3 her freshman season…won Team Christian Leadership award…named MVP of Shelby Shootout tournament…named team captain during junior and senior years…four-year letterwinner…high school coach: Rick Risinger. Personal: Born January 5, 1991…daughter of Jeff and Kim Freeman…older sister, Cassie, played basketball at Butler from 2004-08…physician’s assistant major.

Claire Says... I decided to attend Butler because: Loved the atmosphere, the players and coaches. I like the fact that it’s close to home with great academics. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Being with my teammates and feeling part of a team. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Hinkle Fieldhouse - so much history in that gym. My pregame ritual is: Listening to music. If I played another sport, I would play: Beach volleyball because volleyball is awesome and I love being in the sun all the time. In 10 years, I see myself: Married with kids working as a physician’s assistant. One thing people don’t know about me is: I am a Harry Potter nerd. If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: Bible, Twilight books and Harry Potter books. My favorite basketball team growing up was: I love the Pacers - nothing like watching Reggie Miller!

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Newcomers Dragana

grbic • 21

• Freshman • 6-2 • Center • Terre Haute, Ind. • Terre Haute South High School

High School: Selected to 2009 Indiana AllStar team...garnered all-state recognition as a junior and senior...named all-conference and Hall of Fame Classic MVP...two-time all-area selection...averaged 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior, leading team to an 18-2 record...set school’s single-game scoring record with 30 points as a junior...led team to 20-6 record and a berth in the sectional final during junior season...won the Travis Smith scholarship and the McMillan Athletic award...played on Indiana Junior All-Star squad in 2008... four-year letterwinner and starter...high school coaches: Alan Maroski and Dave Cassel. Personal: Born September 17, 1990... daughter of Drago and Smilja Grbic... pharmacy major.

Dragana Says... I decided to attend Butler because: Amazing academic reputation and basketball program. Also has a great pharmacy program. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Amazing teammates and having fun. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Holcomb Gardens. If I played another sport, I would play: Tennis - I love to watch it and it’s fun to play. In 10 years, I see myself: As a pharmacist living in Chicago with a family. My pregame ritual is: Listening to pitbull and trying to take my mind off of things. If I were stranded on an island, I would need these 3 things: My iPod, Facebook and cell phone. My nickname is: DG. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Chicago Bulls. My most memorable Christmas present was: Jewelry.

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Newcomers Elizabeth

Jennings • 13

• Freshman • 6-1 • Guard/Forward • Anderson, Ind. • Lapel High School

High School: A McDonald’s All-American nominee…named all-conference all four years and all-county three times…named all-state by Hoosier Basketball Magazine… participated in Top 60 workout as a senior and Top 100 workout three times…selected as North/South All-Star and Hoosier Classic All-Star...selected as team captain for three years…scored more than 1,100 points at Lapel and holds school’s all-time assists record…led team to three conference titles and a 62-11 record during her last three seasons…helped Lapel to three straight seasons without a home loss…also played volleyball…holds single-season and career records for kills…high school coach: Kevin Brittain. Personal: Born July 13, 1990…daughter of Ben and Lou Anne Jennings…psychology major.

Elizabeth Says... I decided to attend Butler because: I truly believe in the Butler Way. The best thing about being a Butler basketball player is: Contributing to something bigger than a single individual. If I played another sport, I would play: Volleyball because I love the kill. In 10 years, I see myself: As a sports psychologist helping Olympic athletes. My favorite place on Butler’s campus is: Hinkle Fieldhouse. My pregame ritual is: Listen to music and become relaxed and mentally focused. One thing people don’t know about me: I can play violin, piano, flute and the banjo. My nicknames are: Liz, Edge. My favorite basketball team growing up was: Whatever team my older siblings were playing on. My most memorable Christmas present was: Being with my family tops any tangible gift.

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2009-10 Butler Women's Basketball Media Guide (Part 2)