Season Outlook (2017-18)
As one of three freshman in 2017-18, Mari Butler will compete for a regular spot in both smallbore and air rifle for the Huskers. She comes to Nebraska from a well-respected Buffalo Sharpshooters club that also produced All-American Dacotah Faught. Butler look to provide immediate help to the team and make her mark at NU, continuing the tradition of excellence.
Off the range, Butler was actively involved in the community and in the classroom, as a member of the Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Student Council. She is expected to continue this success at Nebraska as well in her first year with the Huskers.
Mari Butler was a member of the Buffalo Sharpshooters, under the direction of Coach Dan Geurts. Butler's former club teammate is current Husker and All-American Dacotah Faught. She also has close ties with former Husker Kelsey Hansen. The Casselton, N.D., native attended Central Cass High School where she was a member of the Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Student Council. Butler also ran cross country and was a statistician for the volleyball, girls' basketball, softball and wrestling teams.
Mari was born on April 17, 1999 in Fargo, N.D. She is the daughter of Richard and Carrie Butler and has one brother, Soren. At Nebraska, she intends to major in biology or pre-physical therapy. In her free time, Butler enjoys watching historical and scientific documentaries, reading books and writing short stories.
Butler on Nebraska: “When I was a kid and saw another girl (Kelsey Hansen) from my state go to Nebraska to shoot, I knew this was where I wanted to go. I think that my opportunities at Nebraska are endless, and I am very excited to spend the next four years furthering my education and contributing my skills to the rifle team.”