|High School:||Aiken High School|
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Posted a 86.14 stroke average in four fall events … lowest round (82) and best finish (36th) came at the South Carolina State Bulldog Invitational (Oct. 2) with a score of 257 (87-88-82, +41) … opened the season at the Terrier Intercollegiate where she finished 34-over with a 178 (86-92) … tied for 76th (84-84—168), with 15 top 50 players in the field, at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate (Sept. 18) … began spring competition with a 44th place showing at the Savannah College of Art & Design Invitational where she shot rounds of 85 and 86 to post a score of 171 … steadily improved in her last three tournaments of the spring after finishing 66th at the Low Country Intercollegiate … shot a 176 (94-82) at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate to place 57th … ended the SoCon Championships in a tie for 46th after rounds of 90, 95 and 85 for a three-day score of 270 … capped off the season with an 87.43 stroke average in 21 rounds.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Played in three tournaments over the course of the fall season, posting a 173 at the Terrier Intercollegiate (Sept. 11) … Butler opened the Terrier Intercollegiate with an 87 and followed with a round of 86, setting a new career-low ... finished October at the Winthrop Invitational (Oct. 8-9) with a two-day total of 184, followed by a 179 at the Charleston Southern Wendy’s Invitational (Oct. 17-18) … wrapped up her fall schedule with a stroke average of 89.33 in six rounds of play … played a total of 12 rounds during her freshman season with the Bulldogs, posting a 90.25 stroke average … best finish of the spring came when she finished ninth at the Hilton Head Invitational (March 4) … posted scores of 283 (+67) at the Spider Invitational (March 10-11) and 174 (+30) at the Low Country Intercollegiate (March 25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Aiken High School … received varsity letters in golf (five), softball (three) and basketball (two) … named golf team Most Improved Player for 2005 season … earned golf team Most Valuable Player honors in 2008 and 2009 … played for coaches Matthew Brackett and Carla Dupert.
PERSONAL: Full name is TaKima Denise Butler … daughter of Betty and Donald Butler … born December 11, 1990 … has an older brother, Everett … majoring in criminal justice.