Inducted in 2000
Elizabeth Butera
Born on June 13, 1958 in Rumford, Maine
Education:
Rumford High School, 1976
Middlebury College, 1978
University of Vermont, 1981

Product of Rumford's famed winter sports system, Liz Carey followed up a brilliant high school career to earn multiple cross country skiing honors in regional, national and international competition for Middlebury College and the University of Vermont - All-American in both Green Mountain State institutions.

Now Mrs. Elizabeth Carey Butera, she has remained close to the sport as a coach and official. Skiing for Rumford High School, Carey won three state individual championships- never lost a race and paced the Panthers to two state team titles in that span.

Her freshman year at Middlebury, Carey won the intercollegiate athletics Association for Women's 7 1/2-kilometer race at Stowe, Vermont. She also anchored Middlebury's winning relay foursome. Yearling Carey also came in 11th in the North American championships at Moran Heights, Canada, and sixth in the East Germany nationals.

As a sophomore, Carey was runner-up in the Easterns, but repeated her IMW national title, this time at 5 kilometers at Angel Fire, New Mexico. Again, Liz anchored the winning relay with the fastest leg.

Carey continued as a Nordic force at the University of Vermont. Her card included: 13th AIWA Nationals; anchored 4th-place relay - 1980, Lake Placid; 18th individual, third leg on winning relay -1981, Bozeman, Montana. All told, these feats sealed her all American Awards.

Many other victories of credible performance were turned in along the way. She also co-founded the Anchorage, Alaska Junior Nordic Ski Group in 1983 and is the ongoing coach of a program involving over 200 youngsters a year.

Liz and husband Robert reside in Anchorage, Alaska.

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