Athlete of the Week - May 21, 2019

Butler Athletes of the Week - Tavarius Wright of Track and Field and Taliya Talley of Softball

The Butler Athletes of the Week are Tavarius Wright of Taliya Talley.


Tavarius Wright, Men's Track and Field

Tavarius Wright added two more national titles to cap a celebrated Butler career. At the national outdoor championships in Hobbs, NM, he won the 100 meter dash in a time of 10.12. He then anchored the men's 4x100 meter relay team that won the national title. Those championships go with his 60 meter national title in the NJCAA Indoor Championships in March.


Taliya Talley, Softball

Talley, a freshman from Midwest City, Okla., helped Butler win a game at the national tournament in St. George, Utah. She was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team, after hitting .500 (6-of-12) with three home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in just three games.