Western Carolina ended the year at 18-12 overall and 8-8 in SoCon play
Seniors Leah Butler and Morgan Cochran played in their last match in the Ramsey Center
Despite a lopsided first set, WCU fell 3-1 to Samford Saturday night
The Catamounts dug out of 2-0, but lost a back-and-forth set five to the Terriers.
WCU plays Wofford on Friday and Furman on Sunday in the Ramsey Center.
Western Carolina swept Gardner-Webb in the Ramsey Center Tuesday night. The Catamounts improve to 4-11 with the win.
Appeared in 25 of the team's 31 matches with 12 starts in 2012 ... Played in 65 sets ... Averaged 1.99 points, 1.72 kills, 0.49 blocks and .38 digs per set ... Was the team leader in blocks in four matches ... Had four matches with double-figure kills ... Started her first collegiate game against Northern Kentucky (08/24) ... Had a career-high three assists and four total blocks, all four block assists, in the match ... Record two kills in the match, as well ... Notched 17 kills for a career-high and held a .387 hitting percentage at UNC Asheville (09/04) ... Earned a career-high 19 points with two solo blocks, also a career-high, in the match ... Notched 12 kills against Campbell (09/08) ... Held a .583 hitting percentage at Winthrop (09/15) with seven kills on 12 attempts with no errors ... Had 10 kills and a .333 hitting percentage against the College of Charleston (10/21) ... Tied a career-high with four block assists for 12 total points in the match.
Appeared in four matches in 2011.
Two-time First-Team All-District selection... Also played on the golf and track & field teams... Elected student council and class president at Carrizo Springs ... Named her graduating class' Salutatorian.
Daughter of Micheal Butler and Selamawit Butler... Speaks Amharic.