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Byron Butler
Byron Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Berlin, Wis.

High School:
West

Event:
Back/Fly

04/15/2013

Hawkeyes Announce 2012-13 Award Winners

Butler, Betulius, Boschult, Seemann and Grilli earn top honors

04/11/2013

Hawkeyes to Host Long Course Intrasquad

The meet will feature 18 events with the first round being a

03/29/2013

Betulius & 200-Medley Relay Garner All-America Recogition

Hawkeyes are in 26th place with 14 points through 2 days of NCAA Championships

03/29/2013

Swimming for Points

200-medley relay and Grant Betulius advance for 2nd swims

03/28/2013

400-Medley Relay Garners All-America Honors

Iowa set two school records on the first day of the 2013 NCAA Championships

02/08/2013

Iowa vs. Western Illinois - Senior Night

Feb. 8, 2013 CRWC Pool

12/02/2012

Hawkeye Invitational - Dec. 2

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Iowa City, Iowa

11/30/2012

Hawkeye Invitational - Nov. 30

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Iowa City, Iowa

11/18/2011

Iowa vs. Ohio State/Purdue

Nov. 18, 2011 CRWC Pool Iowa City, Iowa

Hawk Item -- Honorable mention All-American in a pair of events in 2013... school record holder in the 200 back (1:43.59), 100 butterfly (47.05) and as a member of the 200-medley (1:25.82) and 400-medley (3:09.66) relays)... also has the third-best 100 back (47.48) and 10th-fastest 200 butterfly (1:48.27) times... also as the second, fourth, seventh and 10th-best times in 200-medley relay, the second and third-best times in 400-medley relay and the seventh-best time in the 800-free relay.

2012-13 -- Earned honorable mention All-America honors in a pair of events at the 2013 NCAA Championships... swam the butterfly leg on the 200-medley (1:26.42) and 400-medley (3:09.66) relays that placed 16th and 13th, respectively... 400-medley relay posted a school-record time... also was a member of the 800 free relay that finished 27th at NCAAs (6:29.96)... posted NCAA "B" qualifying times in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly events... swam to a school record in the 100 fly (47.05) and 200-back (1:43.59) at the Big Ten Championships... finished seventh in the 100 fly, ninth in 200 back and 11th in 100 back (47.55)... member of school-record 200-medley (1:25.82) and 400-medley (3:09.66) relays that were fifth and third, respectively, at the Big Ten Championships... swam collegiate best time in 50 free (21.23) at Colorado College/vs. Austin College and 100 free (47.46) at the Northwestern Invitational... swam collegiate best time in 100 back (47.48) at the Big Ten Championships and in 200 fly (1:48.27) vs. Northwestern... swam season best time in 200 IM (1:52.21) at the Hawkeye Invitational... named Academic All-Big Ten... named to the Scholar All-America first team... team co-captain... posted 15 top-five finishes and seven individual wins... co-recipient of the Armbruster/Patton Team MVP award, the Jim Marshall Award, presented to a senior who contributed to the team to the best of his athletic ability and the Strength and Conditioning Award... named to UI Dean's List... letterwinner.

2011-12 -- Led the team in the 100 fly (47.49)... swam collegiate best times in the 100 back (47.93), 200 back (1:44.83) and 100 fly (47.49) at the Big Ten Championships... placed 10th in the 100 fly (47.49) and 15th in the 100 back (48.46) at the Big Ten Championships... swam the fly leg of the school record-setting 400 medley relay (3:11.87) that placed fourth at the Big Ten Champioships... recorded 19 top-three finishes... was a member of five winning relays... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 fly (57.25) and 100 back (57.25)... named Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2010-11 -- Led team in the 200 back (1:44.87) and 100 fly (48.15)... swam collegiate best times in the 100 back (50.22) and 200 fly (1:49.36) at the Shamrock Invitational and the 200 IM (1:52.32) at the Hawkeye Invitational... placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 back (1:44.87)... set the school record in the 200 back (1:44.87)... recorded eight first-place finishes... named to the Academic All-Big Ten team... letterwinner.

2009-10 -- Set school record in the 200 back (1:45.30)... swam collegiate bests in 100 free (50.00), 100 fly (49.03) and 200 fly (1:55.40)... placed 11th in the 200 back and 19th in the 100 fly at Big Ten Championships... recorded 13 first-place finishes... swam on seven winning relays...letterwinner.

High School -- Won 100 fly (49.11) and 100 back (50.05) state titles senior year with both times ranking fourth in Division I meet history... led 200 medley relay to second place at state meet with a time that ranks seventh in meet history... three-time automatic All-American, earning All-America consideration as part of 400 free relay... Milwaukee Journal 2009 Swimmer of the Year... won 100 fly state title (51.39) and placed seventh in 100 back (53.85) at state meet junior year... 12-time state qualifier... five-time all-state, eight-time conference champion and eight-time first team all-conference... set conference record in 100 back three times... three-time team MVP... team captain senior year... six-time Junior National qualifier... 2008 USA Short Course National championship qualifier... set school and pool records in 100 fly, 100 back, and as part of 200 medley and 400 free relays... three-time USA Swimming scholastic All-American and AP scholar... four-year honor roll student... coached by Paul Lutzke and Blaine Carlson... swam for Waukesha Express Swim Club.

Personal -- Born July 8, 1991... son of Wyatt and Robin Butler... biology major.

Butler's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.23 at Colorado College/vs. Austin College 12/17/12
100 Free 47.46 at Northwestern Invitational 2/1-2/13
100 Back 47.48 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/13
200 Back 1:43.59 at Big Ten Championships 3/2/13
100 Fly 47.05 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/13
200 Fly 1:48.27 vs. Northwestern 1/26/13
200 IM 1:51.20 Hawkeye Invitational 12/2-4/11
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