University of Iowa Athletics

#23 Christina Buttenham

Height 5-11
Class Jr.
Hometown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
High School St. Mary Catholic Secondary
Christina Buttenham - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics
  • 2017 Academic All-Big Ten 
  • 2016 Academic All-Big Ten

Hawk Items… Named to the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team in 2014 and 2015.

2016-17 as a Junior… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… appeared in 26 contests this season with four starts… scored 10 points against No. 3 Maryland on Jan. 14…  tied her career high with six rebounds in Iowa’s win over Nebraska on Dec. 31… scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range against Illinois on Dec. 28… the four 3-pointers made marked a new career high… made her first career start against Kent State, scoring five points and pulling down six boards in 18 minutes of game action… scored 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench in Iowa’s win over Iowa State… netted seven points, including a 4-for-4 effort from the free throw line to help the Hawkeyes past James Madison… recorded six points, five boards, an assist and a steal in Iowa’s win over North Dakota… netted four points and pulled down four boards in Iowa’s win over Oral Roberts on Nov. 11.

2015-16 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… competed in 31 contests this season, averaging 15.5 minutes per game… had the best year of her career, tallying 94 points, 85 rebounds, 30 assists, and 13 steals… posted a .376 field goal percentage and a .316 three-point field goal percentage… pulled down five rebounds against Ball State (March 17)… dished out an assist against Maryland (March 4)… registered six points in 16 minutes of play against Michigan (March 3)… pulled down five rebound against Illinois (Feb. 27)… netted four points and dished out two assists in Iowa’s win over Indiana (Feb. 21)… pulled down three rebounds and dished out an assist against Purdue (Feb. 18)… pulled down five rebounds against Ohio State (Feb. 11)… recorded a career-high two steals, pulled down four rebounds and netted nine points against Michigan State (Feb. 7)… registered six rebounds to match her career-high and scored five points against Michigan (Jan. 28)… set career-highs in points (14), field goals made (5), three-point field goals made (3), and minutes played (27) at Purdue (Jan. 24)… matched her career-high with six rebounds in 16 minutes against Penn State (Jan. 20)… registered 20 minutes and five rebounds at Michigan State (Jan. 16)… tied her career-high with six rebounds to lead the Hawkeyes in that category and netted five points at Wisconsin (Jan. 13)… scored two points and added two rebounds off the bench against Maryland (Jan. 10)… compiled four rebounds, three points, two assists, and one block in 20 minutes off the bench at Michigan (Jan. 7)… dished out two assists in eight minutes played against Rutgers (Jan. 4)… played 16 minutes with two assists, a career-high six rebounds, and three points at Nebraska (Dec. 31)… tallied career-highs for assists (4), field goal attempts (8) and three-point field goal attempts (6) against Bradley (Dec. 19)… tied her career-high of four three-point field goal attempts in Iowa’s win over Virginia (Dec. 2)… tallied an assist against Houston (Nov. 28)… matched her career-high with three assists against Western Illinois (Nov. 19)… reached double figures in scoring (10) and logged a career-high 24 minutes in win over North Dakota (Nov. 13)… posted a career-high five rebounds against UT Martin (Nov. 15).

2014-15 as a Freshman… Appeared in 27 games, averaging six minutes off the bench… shot .458 from the floor and .348 beyond the arc… played a season-high 15 minutes, netting a season-best 11 points, in Iowa’s win over Penn State on Dec. 28… scored 9 points against Robert Morris on Nov. 16 in 10 minutes played, knocking down 4 of her 6 shots attempted, and pulled down a season-high 3 rebounds for the second consecutive game… was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc to record 9 points against Pepperdine on Nov. 21.

Prior to Iowa… Named to the 2014 Canadian Junior Women’s National Team… led the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team to a silver medal at the FIBA Americas Women’s U18 Championship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado — averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds during the five games, helping the team qualify for the U19 FIBA World Championships in 2015… the last seven years she competed with Hamilton Transway, the team won two consecutive JUEL (Junior Elite) League Championships (2013 and 2014) and five consecutive OBA (Ontario Basketball Association) Division One Championships (2008 to 2012)… averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 steals on her way to first team all-star honours… selected to play in the JUEL All-Star Game… earned first team all-star honors in four high school tournaments… two-time team MVP led St. Mary Catholic Secondary to four consecutive OFSAA Championships… awarded all-star team honor at the More Hoops, S.O.S.I. and St. Mary’s Kick-Off Classic Tournaments… selected to play in the 17th annual Hamilton Spectator All-Star Classic… competed or trained with Team Ontario Provincial Team from 2010 to 2013, guiding team to gold at the Canadian Nationals in 2010 and 2011 and gold at the 2013 Canada Summer Games… earned the Hazel Miner Award, presented to the player who upholds the finest qualities of sport in their pursuit of athletic excellence… selected to the all-star team at the 2013 USJN/Nike 17U National Championships held in Washington, D.C. … as a sophomore, was the youngest member of the Canadian National U17 Women’s Basketball Team, which won a bronze medal at the FIBA World Cadette championship in the Netherlands — scored eight points in the game against Japan to help Team Canada earn a Bronze Medal in Amsterdam… Academic Honor Roll student.

Personal… Parents are Grant and Brenda… has two siblings, Kyle and Scott… human physiology major.