Marjorie Butler, the starting point guard for UGA’s women’s basketball team, was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America District 4 All-Academic Team and is now a finalist for the Academic All-America program.
Butler will graduate with her second degree from UGA in May. The Knoxville, Tennessee, native, who already has a degree in exercise science, has a 3.81 GPA in biology.
The aspiring orthopedic surgeon has already been accepted to some of the top medical schools in the nation, including the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Meharry Medical College and East Tennessee State University.
Butler began her career at UGA with 47 AP college credit hours, entering school academically as a college junior. She developed into UGA’s starting point guard a season ago, starting 28 of 31 games and playing nearly 27 minutes per contest.
This marks the second-straight season that Butler has earned Academic All-District honors. She is now a finalist for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced March 3.
Three former women basketball players have earned national Academic All-America accolades from CoSIDA. Bernadette Locke was a second-team selection in 1981; Kelly Miller was a third-team pick in 2000 and a second-team honoree in 2001; and Coco Miller was a third-team choice in 2001.