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Jennifer Butler

Class of 1979

Jennifer was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, the third female inductee in College history. Her citation is copied below:

Jennifer Butler becomes Washington College’s third female inductee into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a year in which the institution celebrates its 100th year of coeducation. She was a four-sport athlete, earning four letters in volleyball, three in softball, and one each in tennis and rowing.

Butler co-captained the 1977 Washington College volleyball team that finished second in the Middle Atlantic Conference Tournament and posted a 33-10 overall record. She also co-captained the 1978 team that went 20-11. The ‘77 squad will be honored in a special ceremony during Washington’s Hall of Fame banquet. Butler was noted primarily for her setting abilities, but her overall game helped the Shorewomen earn acclaim.

After graduation, Butler coached the Shorewomen softball team for one year before pursuing a career as a pilot that she had begun while in school. She has flown as an instructor, a charter pilot, a commuter airline pilot, a corporate pilot, and is now flying for US Air.

“Jenny is the ultimate free spirit,” said Washington College volleyball and softball coach Penny Fall, who coached Butler during her tenure at Washington. “She always had that twinkle in her eye, and was mischievous in a very positive sense. Jenny was determined, dedicated, and perhaps the most coordinated individual I’ve ever known. She could take up a sport and do it well from day one. She’s an incredible competitor, and she doesn’t like to lose, but she was always gracious on those rare occasions when she did lose. She has incorporated the determination and class that she had as a student-athlete here and has become very successful in her life.”

Washington College is proud to induct Jennifer A. Butler into the Athletic Hall of Fame this 18th day of October, 1991.