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Rachael Button
2006-07 Women's Cross Country
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Farmington Hills, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Farmington
Rachael Button

2007 (Track and Field): Ran in eight meets for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors outdoors, finishing third in the 10,000m run ... moved into fourth place on Valpo's all-time chart in the outdoor 10K with a time of 38:08.03 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays ... finished third at the Boilermaker Invitational in the 3,000m run during the indoor campaign ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic team ... named to the Fall 2007 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Cross Country): Ran six races as a junior for the Crusaders ... contributed to Valpo team score in all six races ... opened season with second career top-five finish at Crusader Invitational ... ran career-best 5K at Notre Dame Invitational, finishing race in 18:24, the eighth-best time in Valpo history over 5K ... earned Second Team All Mid-Con honors after placing 12th at the Mid-Con Championships ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... also named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005 (Cross Country): Ran six times for the Brown and Gold ... named to Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... finished fourth at season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational (23:14), second-fastest among Valpo runners ... ran fastest 5K of season at Evansville Invitational, covering course in 18:30.5 and finishing sixth ... quickest 6K of the year was at Mid-Con Championships, coming in 17th after finishing Sunset Hills Farm route in 23:11.2.

2004 (Cross Country): Competed six times as a freshman ... named team's co-Most Valuable Runner ... earned a top-20 finish in five of six races ... led all Valpo runners in first collegiate race, Crusader Invitational, with an 11th-place finish ... ran season-best 5K at Evansville Invitational, finishing 12th in 18:29.3 ... finished 15th at 6K Mid-Continent Conference Championships.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons ... qualified for state championships all four seasons ... named to All-State team as a senior ... won Regional Championship in 2003 ... holds school's 5K record (18:39) ... a four-time All-Area honoree ... named team captain and team's Most Valuable Runner as junior and senior ... also earned four letters in track and field ... named to Academic All-State team in 2001 ... Vice President of Farmington's National Honor Society.

Personal: Rachael is the daughter of Richard and Julie Button ... father, Richard, ran track for the Crusaders ... major is English ... born January 31, 1986.

2006-07 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Mary BarnesSo.Frankfort, Ind.
Ashley BillstromSr.Hales Corners, Wis.
Alyssa BradfordFr.Mukwonago, Wis.
Rachael ButtonJr.Farmington Hills, Mich.
Rachel HowellFr.Dexter, Mich.
Lauren McLaughlinJr.Shoreview, Minn.
Danielle NunnellySr.Valparaiso, Ind.
Jennifer PlaskotaSr.Naperville, Ill.
Laura RolfSo.Rochester, Mich.
Lisa SchroeckJr.Naperville, Ill.
Renae SwiftJr.Valparaiso, Ind.
Emily ThompsonFr.Sun Prairie, Wis.
Anna YostFr.Girard, Kan.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo