Samantha Butterbaugh
Samantha Butterbaugh
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stoutsville, Ohio
High School: Amanda Clearcreek


Named the Cleveland State University Student Employee of the Year…posted a season-best 5K time of 19:10 at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic – a mark that ranks 22nd in the CSU Record Book…best 6K time of the season came at the Horizon League Championship, recording a time of 23:32 as the second Viking to cross the finish line…finished the year with three top-35 6K times in the CSU Record Book, including the Horizon League time that ranks 23rd.

Posted career-best 5K and 6K times along with posting four top-50 5K and 6K times throughout the season…finished as Cleveland State’s top runner during three races (Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener, #JennaStrong Classic, Horizon League Championship) and was CSU’s second finisher during five of the other six races during the year…posted a career-best 5K time of 19:05 at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener – a time that ranks 12th on Cleveland State’s top-50 5K list…posted three additional sub 20-minute 5K times during the year, including a time of 19:41 at the #JennaStrong Classic…notched a career-best 6K time of 23:09 at the Horizon League Championship – a time that is tied for eighth on Cleveland State’s top-50 6K list.

Finished as one of Cleveland State’s top-three runners during six races…recorded a season-best 5K time of 19:27 at the Friendship Invitational (Sept. 20)…posted a season-best 6K time of 23:42 at the Horizon League Championship (Nov. 1)…her top 5K time of the season (19:27) ranks 36th on the all-time 5K performance list at Cleveland State…her top 6K time of the season (23:42) ranks 13th on the all-time 6K performance list at Cleveland State, while she also owns two other top-50 6K times – 18th (23:53 @ All-Ohio Championship, Oct. 3) and 38th (24:18 @ NCAA Regional, Nov. 14)…was Cleveland State’s second finisher at the Dayton Flyer 5K (Aug. 30), placing 30th overall with a time of 20:32…finished 36th overall at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener (Sept. 12) with a 5K time of 19:45.

Named the Lancaster Eagle Gazette Female Runner of the Year as a senior after qualifying for the state cross country meet…was also a standout on the track team, qualifying for the state meet as a junior…owns the Amanda Clearcreek High School record in the 1600 meter run.

Born February 18, 1996 in Stoutsville, Ohio…daughter of Ron and Vanessa Butterbaugh…has two sisters, Alexis and Emma…named Co-Valedictorian of her graduating class…four-time Scholar-Athlete…earned Academic All-Ohio honors…member of the National Honor Society…plans on majoring in health sciences.