Tynita Butts
Tynita Butts

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

High School:
TC Williams

Position:
Sprints/Jumps


2012-13 Track & Field: Earned her fifth All-America selection in the high jump after placing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a school record clearance of 1.90m (6-02.75)...Won the C-USA Indoor Championships title in the high jump with a mark of 1.86m (6-01.25)...Claimed a total of four first-place finishes at Christopher Newport (1.86m, 6-01.25), the Penn State National (1.90m, 6-02.75), the SPIRE Invitational (1.86m, 6-01.25), and the C-USA Indoor Championships...Was named C-USA Co-Female Athlete of the Week (Jan. 28) after her performance at the Penn State National...Garnered C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Year honors after a record-breaking senior season...Also competed in the long jump at the Penn State National where she won first with a mark of 6.08m (19-11.50)...Did not compete in any outdoor events.

2011-12 Track & Field: Placed fifth in the NCAA Indoor Championships and garnered her third All-America selection in the long jump with a mark of 5.95m...Earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 1.81m...Won the C-USA Indoor Championships in the high jump with a clearance of 1.85m...Also claimed first in high jump at the Christopher Newport Invite (1.78m) and Penn State National (1.75m)...Won the long jump at Christopher Newport with a mark of 5.94m...Took third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump with a career-best mark of 1.87m...Won the NCAA East Preliminaries with a clearance of 1.81m in the high jump...Won the C-USA Outdoor title in the high jump with a mark of 1.85m...Claimed three additional first-place finishes at Florida (1.87m), Charlotte (1.83m), and North Carolina (1.81m)...Finished sixth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the long jump with a mark of 6.00m...Notched a season-best mark of 6.18m at Florida in the long jump...Won the Charlotte Invite with a mark of 6.01m in the long jump.

2010-11 Track & Field: Took fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn her second career All-America designation and become the first female athlete in program history to win the honor multiple times...Completed a sweep of the C-USA high jump indoor and outdoor titles...Was a qualifier for the United States Track and Field Championships, finishing sixth in the high jump...Participated in the NCAA East Preliminary Round for the second consecutive season...Holds both indoor and outdoor high jump school records...Won a total of six event titles during both indoor and outdoor campaigns.

2009-10 Track & Field: Earned All-America Status in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing in a three-way tie for seventh place at 1.76 meters...Also qualified for the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, taking 16th...Won the conference title in the high jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Named the C-USA Freshman-of-the-Year at both the indoor and outdoor championships...Captured a total of nine event titles in the high and long jump events during the year.

High School: Earned the top ranking nationally for the high jump and second for the long jump her senior season...Was a four-time Nike Outdoor champion, two-time state champion and two-time Penn Relays champion in jumping events...Named the Washington Post Athlete-of-the-Year as well as the Gatorade Athlete-of-the-Year...Won the long jump event at the AAU national meet in 2004 as well as in 2005...Also placed second at the AAU meet in the high jump in 2005...Captured the long jump state title her freshman season...Four-time conference champion for the indoor season.

Personal: Born Tynita Kee'Shawn Butts on June 10, 1990 in Hampton, Va...Daughter of Tyrone S. Butts and Vernita L. Carter...Has an older sister, Chyrelle Carter, 22, an older brother, Justin Carter, 24, and a younger brother, Juan Davila, 20...Majoring in sociology with a concentration in marriage and family.