Timothy Butorac ’75 Inducted 1995

Tennis

Timothy   Butorac

Tim Butorac was one of the cornerstones of the Gustavus tennis dynasty that has been built by Coach Steve Wilkinson. From 1971 until 1975, Butorac dominated at both the conference and national levels as he was a four-time MIAC Champion at #1 doubles and #2 singles as well as the NAIA National Doubles Champion in 1973 and NAIA National Doubles runner-up in 1974. When Butorac teamed with David Peterson to win the national doubles title in 1973, it was the first individual national title ever won at Gustavus. was also a member of four NAIA National Tournament teams the 1972 squad placing sixth, the 1973 and 1974 squads finishing third, and the 1975 team finishing second. Butorac earned All- America honors in doubles in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

After graduating with a degree in business, Butorac took a position as an assistant professional at the Northbrook Racquet Club in Northbrook, Illinois. Since 1979, Butorac and his wife, Jan Marie (Windland r5), have been co-owners and managers of the Rochester Indoor Tennis Club. Tim has also continued to compete and he currently holds sectional rankings in both singles and doubles and a national ranking in doubles. The Butorac's have two children, Eric and Jeff, and reside in Rochester.