Bulldogs Celebrate Winning Season At Year-End Banquet

Becca Bornhorst

After another WNIT appearance and the program's seventh winning season in eight years, Butler women's basketball held its annual awards banquet on Monday night.

Head coach Beth Couture handed out varsity awards to the team's participants and also honored the team's award winners. Daress McClung, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, received her All-Atlantic 10 award as well as notice for twice being named league player of the week. She was also voted Team MVP by her teammates.

Other special awards included: Taylor Schippers (St. Mary's All-Tournament Team) and Becca Bornhorst, Blaire Langlois, Mandy McDivitt, Amanda Raker (Atlantic 10 Academic Honor Roll).

In addition to McClung receiving the team's MVP award, Raker and Lexus Murry were recognized as the team's most improved players and McDivitt received the team's award for defense. Couture's Bulldog Award went to Bornhorst, the team's only senior. She was honored for her leadership and unselfishness in addition to her years of contributions on the court.

Couture also named her team's captains for the upcoming 2013-14 season, the program's first competing in the Big East Conference. The team's 2014 seniors, McClung, McDivitt and Sarah Hamm, will serve as team captains. 

2012-13 Butler Women's Basketball Awards

Most Improved: Lexus Murry, Amanda Raker
Best Defense: Mandy McDivitt
Team MVP: Daress McClung
Bulldog Award: Becca Bornhorst

St. Mary's All-Tournament Team: Taylor Schippers
A-10 Honor Roll: Becca Bornhorst, Blaire Langlois, Mandy McDivitt, Amanda Raker
Second Team All-Atlantic 10: Daress McClung
Atlantic 10 Player of the Week: Daress McClung (Dec. 17 and Jan. 7)