2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (March 19, 2014)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-2015)
Turned in a strong season for the Tigers as he competed in every dual tournament on courts two through six…Accumulated the largest win total on the team for the season with a 26-12 record…Recorded a ranked victory during tournament play at the Conference Challenge in College Station in October where he defeated then-No. 46 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M…Butsch and his doubles teammate Chris Simpson earned the most doubles victories on the team with a 19-9 record...Butsch will be a key piece for the Tigers moving forward.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after clinching four dual matches over ranked opponents and becoming an asset to the Tigers as a first-year player … Clinched LSU's first SEC win at Ole Miss and lifted the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over George Washington … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 19 … Tallied a 19-16 overall record as a newcomer … Went 11-10 in dual season singles matches with a 3-3 conference record … Improved in the lineup from court 5 to court 2 … Held a 3-1 record on court 3 and went 5-3 on court 5 …Went undefeated on two courts in SEC matches, going 2-0 on court five and 1-0 on court three … Went 16-16 in overall in doubles, which includes a 9-6 record on court 2 and a 5-3 record on court three … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Attended USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla. ... International Tennis Federation Copa del Café Quarterfinalist ... Boy’s National Open Winner in the 14s and 16s divisions ... Attended Kaplan College Prep Online
Born Jan. 7, 1995 in Miami, Florida ... Full name is Justin Oliver Butsch ... Nicknames are JB, Jr. … Son of Oliver Butsch and Mildred Munoz ... Chose LSU because the coaches, atmosphere and the work ethic in the program ... Plans to major in mass communication.