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Pair of former Guelph Gators receive NCAA honours

Lindsay Butler, Jade McGarr recognized for outstanding seasons at Wayne State University
Lindsay Butler. Supplied photo

Two long time members of the Guelph Gators softball program have been honoured for their great years south of the border.

Cambridge native Lyndsay Butler was named an NCAA Division II first-team All-American while Guelph native Jade McGarr received honourable mention All-America recognition.

The pair play at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Butler, an outfielder/pitcher, finished her junior season with a .483 batting average, 38 extra-base hits (19 2B, 7 3B, 12 HR) and 42 RBI. Her .521 on-base percentage set a new school record.

Butler has led the Warriors in wins, strikeouts, saves, complete games, shutouts and innings pitched each of the last three seasons.

McGarr posted the 10th-best single-season batting average (.406 / 78-192) in school history, while her 78 hits is tied-for-seventh most in program history. Her 46 RBI are the second-most by a WSU player in the last 25 years.
McGarr started 218 games (all at third base), which is tied-for-sixth in Warrior softball history while her 256 hits is also tied-for-sixth.