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University of Miami Athletics

Lily Butler




Fifth-Year Senior


Cambridge, New Zealand

High School

St. Peter's School



Lily Butler - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors

  • 2023 All-ACC Academic Team
2023-24 (As a Senior)
  • Rowed with the 2v4 during her senior season, taking third with a time of 8:15.582 on the first day at Lake Wheeler
  • Went for a fourth-place time in the Lake Wheeler final, crossing the mark in 7:49.892
  • Turned in a 8:07.972 time in the second heat of the ACC Finals
2022-23 (As a Junior)
  • Competed in the 2v8 and 1v4 for a majority of the season
  • Rowed the V8 – A Boat to a first-place finish at the Head of the Indian Creek in a time of 13:36.54
  • Competed in the C Pair boat at the Head of the Black Warrior River, finishing eighth in a time of 19:45.50
  • Propelled the 2v8 to a second-place finish in the Grand Final of the Sunshine State Invite, finishing in a time of 6:36.33
  • Competed in the 1v4 at the Michigan State Invite, finishing second in both heat races, highlighted by a 7:40.50 time in heat one
  • Rowed the 1v4 to its fastest 2,000-meter time of the season at the Lake Wheeler Invite, crossing the finish line in a time of 7:26.479 in heat two of the first round
  • Placed fifth in the ACC Championship 1v4 Grand Final with a time of 7:41:282
2021-22 (As a Sophomore)
  • Competed in both the 2v8 and the 1v1
  • Won Miami’s first gold medal of the season in the opener against Stetson and Jacksonville
  • Crossed the finish line in a time of 8:22.500, a full minute ahead of Stetson’s varsity four boat
  • Switched to the 2v8 for the remainder of the season
  • Qualified for the grand final at the Sunshine State Invite
  • Crossed the finish line sixth in a time of 6:48.270…Tallied a first-place finish against UCF with a 6:56.700 finish time, a full nine seconds ahead of the Knights
  • At the Lake Wheeler Invite, finished seven-tenths of a second behind 11th-ranked Duke (6:46.532)
  • Placed fourth out of 16 boats in the second round of the Lake Wheeler Invite
  • Finished third in the 2v8 heat race (6:53.238) at the ACC Championship to earn a spot in the grand final
  • Placed fourth in the ACC Championship grand final with a time of 6:36.624
2019-20 (As a Freshman at Alabama)
  • Won the Women’s Collegiate Novice/Frosh 4+ at the Head of the Oklahoma
  • Won the 2v8+ against Eastern Michigan and SMU

High School
  • Attended St. Peter’s School
  • Rowed single, double and quad sculls for the Waikato Club
  • Won Gold in the U17 double and silver in the U18 double
  • Member of the New Zealand U21 national team
  • Also competed in equestrian
  • Broke the Equestrian NISS record
  • Daughter of Mike and Claire Butler
  • Two sisters and one brother
  • Majoring in psychology
  • Hopes to become a rowing coach and sports psychologist
  • Enjoys horses, sleeping and Disney
  • Chose Miami for the positive team culture, great weather and the city