Student Spotlight: Andre Butler

Hometown: Poolesville, Maryland
Major: Physical Education and Sports Studies - Recreational and Athletic Programming Track

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Andre Butler has a lot of wonderful memories from Bethany College. His favorite? Winning the Indoor Track & Field Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship in 2014. With his teammates beside him holding the championship banner, Butler holds that memory as his favorite.

Now a senior, Butler is still making memories at Bethany. With an ever-growing list of accomplishments in his athletic career, Butler holds two school records, one for the 4x400 indoor in 2015, and another in 4x100 outdoor in 2015. He also was an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Qualifier in the 2014 outdoor season in the 4x100 relay, and placed third in the 2015 outdoor season in the 4x100 relay.

Coming into this season, Butler is hoping to break even more records. Just recently, he ran at the Youngstown State Icebreaker, where he posted a time of 22.42 in the 200-meter dash to place 8th overall, which featured more than 70 participants. That event alone featured student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II and III, as well as the NAIA.

Butler, from Poolesville, Maryland, is also involved on campus. He is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), an organization that provides insight on the student-athlete experience at Bethany. After his time at Bethany, Butler hopes to use his Physical Education and Sports Studies major to go into coaching.

butler.jpgQ&A:

  • Why did you choose Bethany College?
    • I chose Bethany College because the area, students and staff reminded me a lot of where I live, so I felt at home.
  • What is your favorite memory from Bethany College?
    • My favorite memory is from my sophomore year – winning the indoor PAC Championship with the Track & Field Team.
  • What advice do you have for incoming students?
    • My advice for incoming students is that you should explore as much as you possibly can because the years here fly by faster than you think.
  • What are your plans after graduation?
    • My plan after college is to try to get into a job of coaching.