OUTLOOK ? Will make a big difference in backstroke and IM events ... An outstanding relay swimmer her entire career at USC ... Hope to have her complete her career with an NCAA experience.
COLLEGE ? 2001-02: Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and NSCAA Academic All-Americn Team ... Member of 400 free relay team that set school record at SEC Championships ... Held team's top times in 100 and 200 backstroke ... Earned eighth place finish at SEC Championships in 200 backstroke ... Placed 12th at SEC Championships in 200 IM with a personal best time of 2:03.85 ... Placed 14th at SEC's in 100 backstroke. 2000-01: One of the top backstrokers in the SEC ? Enjoyed a stellar sophomore campaign ? Finished with the fastest time on the team in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 Individual Medley ? Swam a career-best 57.23 in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships ? Finished 14th in the 200 backstroke at the U.S. Open Championships ? Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 1999-00: One of the most versatile swimmers in the program ... Carried the top time on the team in the 100 and 200 backstroke ... Was also in the top two in the 200 and 400 individual medley and the 100 butterfly ... Won the 200 backstroke against Clemson with a time of 2:04.90 and against Kentucky with a time of 2:04.69.
PRE-COLLEGE ? A five-time Mid-Pennsylvania champion, four in the 100 yard backstroke ... Two-time District III Champion in the 100 backstroke ... A four-year state qualifier and two year state medalist which gained her All-American status.
PERSONAL ? Full name is Kristen Elizabeth Butler ... Enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends ... Chose USC because of opportunity to swim under a well-respected coach and because Lou Holtz is the football coach ... Parents are John and Julie Butler ... Born on May 3, 1981.