Hall of Fame Inductee: Sandy Butler
The 2011 Texas Tech Hall of Fame Induction Class.
Oct. 2, 2011
Sandy Butler is one of the most decorated softball players in Texas Tech history. The native of Tucson, Ariz. was a standout outfielder and leadoff hitter for the Red Raiders druing her prolific career at Texas Tech.
Her induction into the Texas Tech Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2011 marks the first ever for a Red Raider softball player.
"I'm extremely excited," Butler said. "I find it a great honor, especially to represent the softball team.
"To be able to be inducted and given this kind of honor, especially by Texas Tech, I couldn't think of anything better."
During her unprecedented career, Butler made her mark on the Red Raider softball program. Her name still scatters the records books as she still holds the record for career hits (256) and number of games played (241). She also ranks second in career runs scored (122) and third in walks (59).
Under head coach Renee Luers, Butler helped the Red Raiders to their first-ever NCAA regional appearance in 1999 and two Big 12 tournaments.
"We really had a good run when I was there," Butler said.
Shortly after graduating with a Master's Degree in Animal Science and Zoology, Butler spent much of her time traveling the world. She has been to Thailand, eastern Asia and spent two years in Korea.
Butler currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband where she is a high school science teacher.
The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. The new inductees will then be recognized prior to kickoff of the Texas A&M game on Saturday.
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