Dodd signs with Butler University
2024 golfer scores opportunity with elite athletic, academic school
November 16, 2023
By ScoutU Staff
When Treva Dodd began the college recruiting process, academics were at the top of her priorities. Holding a 4.28 GPA while taking a majority of AP and honors classes, she was challenging herself both on and off the golf course. Recently, the 2024 graduate committed to Butler University, an NCAA Division I school in Indianapolis.
“Butler was included on my list since the beginning of my process,” Dodd said. “I was looking for a university that was between the two places I was primarily living, Wisconsin and Florida. Then, I was hoping to attend a university that would be an academically good fit and prepare me for my desired professional goals. Lastly, I was looking to attend a smaller school similar to my high school. This included small class sizes and a tight-knit community.”
“Butler fit all these criteria, and when I visited campus, it was even more than what I hoped for. The facilities for a Midwestern school were incredible. I will be able to grow as a golfer all season long – even as the weather gets colder. Also, Butler offered a city environment and the outside experiences that come with it.”
During the 2020 pandemic, Dodd left Brookfied, Wis., for IMG Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Florida. There, she was able to grow academically while receiving elite golf instruction in a competitive environment.
“After my sophomore year, I knew that my aspiration was to continue golf in college,” Dodd said. “Going to a student-athlete driven school made me realize that sports are part of my personality and daily life just as much as my academics are. I am a very scholarly driven person, but having golf to lean on as a different part of my life made me who I am, and I’m excited to be able to continue and grow at an amazing university.”
Dodd compiled wins on the AJGA, Hurricane Tour and Optimist Tour in 2023. Her ascent also included a 68 at the 2022 Hurricane Tour National Championship Invitational. Dodd strongly considered several D1 and D3 programs, but it was Butler’s ability to balance her schedule that sealed the deal.
“Since enrolling with ScoutU, I was able to efficiently contact many colleges from the beginning and start my process very early,” she said. “I got several responses back, and as I went through my junior year lowering my scores, I was able to resend my updated information whenever I wanted. This helped me get many opportunities with a vast majority of universities that fit my criteria as a student and an athlete.”
Butler won two events last season before finishing sixth at the Big East Championship. The Bulldogs feature a roster of players from all over the country, and Dodd will add even more talent to that mix.
“Treva and her family were very proactive throughout the recruiting process,” ScoutU’s Jon Feyen said. “She wasn’t willing to settle for a good school – she wanted to find the absolute best place to continue her academic and athletic career. I’m really excited that Treva will be playing for Butler next fall!”
ScoutU prides itself on converting an athlete’s abilities into great academic opportunities. Dodd was enticed by a healthcare program at Butler, so it’s obvious that she has big plans even after her golf career winds down.
“Working with ScoutU had a lot of benefits,” said Andy Dodd, Treva’s dad. “For us, the main benefits were a very polished athlete profile website and a single point of contact for questions. Jon Feyen was very informative and always on point.”
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“Since enrolling with ScoutU, I was able to efficiently contact many colleges. I got several responses back, and as I went through my junior year, I was able to resend my updated information whenever I wanted. This helped me get many opportunities with a vast majority of universities that fit my criteria as a student and an athlete.”