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

CAREER RACE-BY-RACE RESULTS

2016 // JUNIOR SEASON
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.

2015 // SOPHOMORE SEASON
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.

2014 // FRESHMAN SEASON
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.