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2007-08 All-Mountain West Conference Third Team
2007-08 (SENIOR): Lorie Butler-Rayford concluded her career as one of TCU's top all-time rebound-scoring threats... ranks second on the Lady Frogs' career rebounds chart... one of only 10 members of TCU's 1,000-career-point club... was named to the All-Mountain West Conference Third Team... led TCU in rebounds, ranked second in scoring and third in steals as a senior... started 33 of 35 games on the season... reached single-season career high for points, rebounds, steals, games played and starts... recorded five double-doubles (Dec. 18 vs. Oklahoma State; Jan. 4 vs. UT Arlington; Feb. 17 vs. New Mexico; March 23 vs. Boise State; March 26 at Texas Tech)... led the Frogs four times in scoring, 18 times in rebounding and seven times in assists... second in the Mountain West Conference in rebounding, eighth in steals and 14th in scoring... posted a then-season-high 14 boards against SMU (Nov. 20) while also shooting 4-for-4 from the field... the rebound total ranked as the highest by a Lady Frog since Butler-Rayford collected 19 against New Mexico in 2006-07... exploded for a career-high 30 points and a season-high 15 rebounds while leading TCU to a win over previously unbeaten No. 20/23 Oklahoma State (Dec. 18)... shot 13-of-15 from the field... became only the third player in program history with at least 30 points and 15 boards in a game, joining Sandora Irvin and Janice Dziuk... scored her 800th career point against Wyoming (Jan. 12)... moved past Tiffany Evans into third place on TCU's career rebounds chart at New Mexico (Jan. 15)... pulled down her 700th career board at Air Force (Feb. 2)... scored in double figures for the sixth time in seven games with 12 points during TCU's win over No. 22/22 Wyoming (Feb. 13)... posted her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 boards during the Feb. 17 overtime win over New Mexico... helped force overtime with the tying basket with one minute remaining in regulation prior to registering six points and three boards (two offensive) in the extra period... tied her personal best with 38 minutes played against the Lobos... reached double figures for rebounds for the fifth time this season, as well as the second consecutive game, by pulling down 12 boards at Colorado State (Feb. 20)... also posted a team-high four assists against the Rams... collected a season-high five steals in addition to going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line March 1 against UNLV... moved past Janice Dziuk into second place on TCU's career rebounds chart with nine boards during the MWC Tournament semifinal loss to San Diego State (March 14)... scored her 1,000th career point on a free throw with 1:55 remaining during the March 23 WNIT third-round win over Boise State... went for 21 points and 13 boards against the Broncos, including 17 points and nine rebounds in the first half alone... also set a season high with five assists to go with four steals... posted her second straight double-double with 15 points and 15 boards March 26 at Texas Tech in the WNIT Third Round... added a season-best five assists to lead the team... totaled 17 points and nine boards in a career-best 42 minutes during her final game for TCU, a WNIT quarterfinal loss at Colorado (March 30).
2006-07 (JUNIOR): Butler-Rayford started 22 games at forward... played in 31 games... led the team in rebounding with an average of 7.1... also averaged 7.0 points... second on the team with 78 assists... recorded the third-most rebounds in school history with 19 boards against New Mexico on Jan. 24... ended the season ranked seventh among TCU's career leaders in rebounds... ranked fourth in the league with eight double-figure rebound games... ranked third in the conference with eight double-doubles... scored a season-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Pepperdine on Dec. 3... also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals against Pepperdine... had a career-best six assists vs. Florida on Dec. 8... picked up a career-high five steals against New Mexico on Jan. 24... finished 5-of-5 from the floor with 13 points against Air Force on Feb. 10... posted three straight double-figure rebound games against Georgia, Syracuse and DePaul... had 13 rebounds against George Washington and 14 rebounds against Arizona.
2005-06 (SOPHOMORE): Butler-Rayford started 25 and played in all 31 of TCU's games as a sophomore... named honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference... made an impact on both offense and defense... averaged 8.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game... pulled down a team-high 85 offensive rebounds, 12 more than the next person in line... ended MWC play ranked No. 1 in offensive rebounding and 12th in defensive rebounding... was ranked fifth in league play in total rebounding... finished second on the team in total rebounds (205), steals (53) and shooting percentage (.417)... shot a respectable 41.7 percent from the field and 61.3 percent from the free throw line... led the Lady Frogs in scoring on four occasions, including a career-high performance of 19 points in the season opener at Long Beach State (Nov. 18)... was the team's top leading rebounder 11 times... led TCU in steals nine games and in assists on three occasions... scored in double-digits 11 times, including a stretch of four league games from Jan. 14-25... had 15-or-more points five times... posted double-figure rebounding performances eight occasions... had five double-doubles on the season with her last performance at New Mexico (16 points, 11 rebounds) on Feb. 2... pulled down a season-high 13 boards at San Diego State (Jan. 18) which tied her career-high first set during the 2004-05 campaign... tallied 11 rebounds versus Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 19)... had 11 rebounds three other times during the season... played a career-high 44 minutes in the season opener against Long Beach State... made a career-high seven field goals three times, with the last time against BYU on Jan. 25... in that same contest versus the Cougars, was a career-best 7-of-9 from the field for a sparkling 77.8 shooting percentage... tied her previous career high with four assists in three games (Wyoming, 2x, and UTA)... also tied her previous career high in steals with four versus Wyoming (Feb. 8)... registered a career-high two blocks against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament (March 8) and against them in the regular season (Feb. 8)... had an all-around outstanding game at Wyoming (Jan. 7), shooting 4-of-9 from the field (14 points), including a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe... she also had eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and just one turnover in that game... one of the Lady Frogs' top ball handlers for the second straight season after recording 58 assists and 49 turnovers for an assist/turnover ratio of 1.2.
2004-05 (FRESHMAN): Butler-Rayford was originally going to redshirt her first season at TCU... when Adrianne Ross went down for the season the coaching staff decided to scrap the idea... it proved to be a valuable move, as Butler-Rayford was named the team's Freshman of the Year... she averaged 6.2 points and five rebounds... her steady play and improvement during the season made her a starter in TCU's final eight games... overall, made 10 starts in 25 games... reached double figures in the scoring column five times... had at least 10 rebounds in three games and posted a pair of double-doubles... recorded 35 assists and 24 turnovers for an assist/turnover ratio of 1.5... missed the first eight games before getting her first taste of action Dec. 9 versus Oklahoma... was crucial for the Lady Frogs in their 63-55 win at Houston on Jan. 30... scored 11 points and collected five boards... was clutch at the charity stripe, going 9-for-10... was well on her way to an impressive performance against DePaul on March 5 in the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament... started 4-for-4 from the hardwood in 10 minutes before taking a hard fall when she ran into a screen set by Caprice Smith... was taken off the court on a stretcher with her neck immobilized... X-rays on her spine came back negative and she was granted clearance to play in the championship game with Louisville the next day.
HIGH SCHOOL: Butler-Rayford earned four letters in basketball... was a member of the All-California Interscholastic Federation Second Team her sophomore and junior years... attended the Nike and adidas All-American Camps... earned a spot on the Los Angeles Times Dream Team... rated as one of the top 200 recruits in the nation by All-Star Girls Report... tabbed the South Bay Player of the Year following her senior campaign... selected as the CIF's Most Valuable Player in 2004... was also the league and team's MVP that same year... chosen as Player of the Year by The Daily Breeze following her senior season... snagged Athlete of the Week accolades from the newspaper as well as a senior... was the conference's best rebounder as a sophomore... led her squad in rebounding her junior year.
PERSONAL: Butler-Rayford is majoring in psychosocial kinesiology... has two younger siblings, Talia, 15, and Najah, 12... her parents are Kevin and Richelle... has an interest in playing overseas when she graduates... Lorie Lachelle Butler-Rayford was born Oct. 12, 1986... nicknamed LRay... has career aspirations of being a sports psychologist, athletic trainer or coach.
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