Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Athletes Of The Week: Brittney Butts

Athletes Of The Week: Brittney Butts

Brittney Butts is a versatile and talented student-athlete who does whatever it takes to help her team win.

A junior, Butts has helped the Eagles have successful seasons in multiple sports.

The Eagles had a 15-4 overall record on the basketball court and reached the third round of the NCISAA 1A playoffs.

Butts did it all for the Eagles this season. She averaged 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.9 assists per game.

“I like basketball because it has more contact, and I like contact sports, so it’s fun,” Butts said.

On the softball field, the Eagles are currently 13-0, and Butts is having a stealer season. She has a .571 batting average, 12 RBIs, three doubles, two triples and one home run.

“I first started with tee-ball when I was four or five,” Butts said. “My family is really athletic, so it fell down the line.”

Growing up playing sports with her sister, Braylee Butts, allowed Butts to sharpen her skills, and she was already quite seasoned when she joined the Eagles as a sophomore.

Butts, who also plays volleyball, has worked hard to get to where she is, and she is also developing as a leader along the way. She said she learned the right approach from those who came before her.

“The only really hard thing is balancing work because I can only work one day a week because of all the sports and school,” Butts said.

Butts said the support system between her and her teammates helps contribute to their success on the court or field.

Her high school career has been a rather impressive one, but somehow, she still has one more year.

And she is ready to make the most of it. Butts remembers when she was an underclassman, so she wants to make sure the young student-athletes feel comfortable and know how they can improve.

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