Jumps and multi-events coach learned to love Notre Dame and use the motivation for success
Kaila Barber and Megan Yanik both qualify in the 400m hurdles
The three-day event begins on Thursday.
Fifteen women and 14 men set to participate in Jacksonville.
The senior is bound for Ohio State's College of Medicine in the fall.
A look back at Notre Dame's 2012 Commencement Ceremonies with Irish student-athletes, including former swimmer and commencement speaker Haley Scott-DeMaria.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in 10 meets for the Irish ... turned in career performance in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing third with a school-record 4,269 points ... named an All-American ... earned finish after taking first in the long jump (6.02m), 15th in the 60m hurdles (8.99), third in the shot put (13.05m) high jump (1.75m) and 800m run (2:17.79) ... claimed second place in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships after scoring 4,008 points ... earned second after finishing third in the long jump (5.72m), third in the 60m hurdles (9.19), first in the shot put (12.01m) and second in the high jump (1.70m) and 800m run (2:17.70) ... won high jump (1.74m) and finished second in long jump (5.89m) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... won pentathlon at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (3,874 points) ... suffered through injuries during outdoor season, but managed to finish sixth in the heptathlon at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (5,329) ... qualified for the high jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... was a participant in the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... 2011-12 Leaders of Distinction Award Recipient for women's track and field ... split the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award for women's track and field with teammate Allison Schroeder ... 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with Rachel Velarde ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 11 meets during the track and field season ... qualified for the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... in the heptathlon events at the NCAAs, finished fifth in the high jump (1.69m), seventh in the 800m run (2:19.53) and sixth in the shot put (12.14m) ... earned all- conference honors in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing second ... finished third in the javelin (31.83m), first in the 200m (25.02), third in the 100m hurdles (15.00), second in the high jump (1.73m), second in the 800m (2:18.58), second in the shot put (12.16m) and second in the long jump (5.70m) to miss out on the crown by just 277 points ... also tied for sixth in the high jump (1.70m) to score points for the Irish ... won the heptathlon title at the outdoor Indiana Polytan Invitational, claiming first in the 800m (2:23.77), fifth in the javelin (30.12m), third in the 200m (25.69), fifth in the 100m hurdles (14.80) and first in the shot put (12.32m), high jump (1.70m) and long jump (5.75m) ... placed third in the high jump at the outdoor Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (1.64m) ... claimed second at the outdoor Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in the long jump (5.50m) ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished sixth in the 500 (1:20.55), fourth in the 60 hurdles (9.33), first in the long jump (5.26m) and eighth in the shot put (11.08m) to start her season at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished seventh in the 60 hurdles (9.53), first in the high jump (1.68m) and second in the long jump (5.38m) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... placed third in high jump (1.70m) and eighth in long lump (5.11m) at the Notre Dame Invite ... also competed in the indoor pentathlon, finishing second with a total of 3,338 points ... at the Indiana Relays, finished 10th in 200 (26.66), 14th in 60 hurdles (9.49) and seventh in long jump (5.02m) ... placed 35th in 60 hurdles (9.42) and 21st in high jump (1.65m) at the Meyo Invitational ... earned a fourth-place result in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, totaling 3,717 points highlighted by a win in the 800 ... in the heptathlon at the Jim Click Invite, finished eighth overall with 4,640 points ... finished eighth in the 200 (25.98), eighth in the 100 hurdles (15.36), seventh in the high jump (1.63m) and fifth in the javelin throw (27.80m) at the Border Battle ... placed third in 100 hurdles (14.97), second in high jump (1.67m), seventh in long jump (5.52m) and 13th in javelin throw (28.46m) at Dave Rankin Invitational ... finished fourth in the long jump at the Gina Relays, landing at the 5.63m mark ... anchored 4x400 relay team at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, finishing third in 3:44.39 ... placed 14th in the high jump with a height of 1.65m ... also earned second place in the heptathlon, grabbing 5,278 points including a win in the 800 (2:16.93) ... at the Cardinal Classic, finished 10th in javelin throw at 28.26m ... finished 19th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships, tallying 4,935 points highlighted by a seventh-place finish in the high jump (1.69m).
AS A FRESHMAN: Made her Notre Dame debut at the Blue and Gold Invitational, placing second in the 60 hurdles, first in the high jump and first in the long jump ... continued her multi-event success at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, placing seventh in the 60 hurdles, first in the long jump and 12th in the shot put ... placed seventh in the 60 hurdles at the Notre Dame Invitational, in addition to finishing second in the high jump (1.70m) ... placed second in the pentathlon at the Findlay Open Multi-Event, recording 3,693 points ... finished fifth in the high jump at the Meyo Invitational (1.70m) ... cleared 1.70m in the high jump at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, good for a sixth place finish ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors in the pentathlon, finishing third with 3,922 points... participated in the 100 hurdles, high jump and pole vault at the Arizona State Invitational, highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the high jump ... 14th in the heptathlon at the Mount SAC Relays ... garnered second all-BIG EAST honor of the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing second in the heptathlon with 5,155 points.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letter winner in track and field and field hockey at Resurrection (Ontario, Canada) ... five-time OFSAA Provincial high jump champion ... earned 16 OFSAA medals, the second most in Ontario history ... top-ranked junior heptathlon and pentathlon competitor in Canada ... NSIC indoor high jump champion as a junior and senior ... also won the heptathlon as a senior ... Canadian national junior heptathlon and provincial indoor pentathlon juvenile record holder ... ranked 11th in the world in youth 400 hurdles and was 20th in the high jump ... represented Canada as a member of the 2005 World Youth track team and competed in the high jump and 400 hurdles in Morocco ... represented Canada in the high jump as part of the 2007 Pan American Junior track team ... daughter of Gord and Pam Buttinger ... oldest of seven children ... cousin, Cody Goulebef, plays hockey for Wisconsin ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.
BUTTINGER'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|200m (Notre Dame Opener)||26.09|
|500m (Blue and Gold Invitational)||1:20.50|
|800m (BIG EAST Championships)||2:18.59|
|60m Hurdles (BIG EAST Championships)||9.11|
|High Jump (Notre Dame Opener)||1.75m|
|Long Jump (Meyo Invitational)||5.51m|
|Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships)||11.94m|
|Pentathlon (BIG EAST Championships)||3,922 points|
BUTTINGER'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|200m (BIG EAST Championships)||25.20|
|800m (BIG EAST Championships)||2:16.93|
|100m Hurdles (BIG EAST Championships)||14.78|
|High Jump (Blue and Gold Invitational)||1.75m|
|Long Jump (Gina Relays)||5.63m|
|Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships)||11.63m|
|Javelin (NCAA Championships)||29.82m|
|Heptathlon (BIG EAST Championships)||5,403 points|