The South Dakotan
The South Dakota athletics department welcomed the newest members to the
Coyote Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony held in September at the
Muenster University Center. Since the first Coyote Sports Hall of Fame class was
inducted in 1972, its total membership has now grown to 278.
Coyote Sports Hall of Fame
Grows by Seven
softball (1998–2001)
Tiffany Butler, originally from Hawarden, Iowa, is one of the greatest
hitters in USD softball history. Butler is the school’s all-time leader in
RBI’s (211), home runs (53), triples (14), doubles (51) and runs scored
(13). Her 53 homers rank fourth all-time in Division II history. Butler
was a three-time all-North Central Conference selection and was the
conference tournament’s MVP in 2001, the only player in USD history
to earn the honor. She was a two-time first-team all-region selection as
well and was a two-time third-team All-American selection. Butler earned
her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2001 and her master’s degree
in 2005, both from USD. An assistant director of clinical and prevention
services at Carroll Institute, Butler lives in Lennox with her husband,
Nicholas, and sons, Triston and Justin.
Left to right: Phillip Meehan, Tiffany Butler, Jeremy Kudera, Kelly Gese, Chuck Welke, Jim Robinson, Bill Gassen
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