Fighting Irish bow out of the team tournament in a 4-2 decision against the Yellow Jackets.
Awards & Honors
Four-Time BIG EAST
(Singles: 2005, 2006; Doubles: 2005, 2007)
Former national #1 player in singles and doubles and four-time Oklahoma state singles champion ... made an immediate impact over first three seasons at Notre Dame ... takes over new role as team leader and possible replacement to graduated All-American Catrina Thompson at No. 1 singles ... has played No. 1 and No. 2 in both the singles and doubles lineups ... has been ranked among the top 60 in the nation in both singles and doubles ... owns Notre Dame freshman record for doubles victories (27) ... athletic player who is very quick ... big backhand is her most effective weapon ... also has a good serve ... great doubles player is an outstanding volleyer ... has improved her forehand and also worked on coming to the net more frequently ... teamed up with junior Kelcy Tefft, with whom she won five Super National USTA doubles titles in junior action, to capture a pair of Midwest Region doubles titles ... in singles, owns a career mark of 64-27 overall ... holds 33-20 career record away from home, plus a 44-15 record indoors and a 35-8 mark vs. the Midwest Region ... is 33-29 in close singles sets (6-4, 7-5, or 7-6) and 13-13 in close matches ... holds 60-4 career singles record when winning the opening set, including 13 straight wins to close the 2007 season ... in doubles, 88-26 overall for her career and 59-14 with current partner junior Kelcy Tefft ... boasts a 21-5 career record at home, plus a 38-7 mark indoors and an 6-0 record against the BIG EAST ... earned monograms each of first three collegiate seasons.
AS A JUNIOR: Named to BIG EAST all-tournament team in doubles ... finished with a 17-5 record after missing over a month of the spring season with an ankle injury ... opened the year ranked 66th in the ITA national singles poll ... went 14-1 in dual action, including 1-0 at No. 4, 1-0 at No. 5 and 12-1 at No. 6 ... closed the year with 13 consecutive victories ... registered a pair of match-clinching victories, including the 4-3 (last match off) victory over archrival and eighth-ranked Northwestern on Feb. 3 ... the triumph jumped the Irish into the finals of the ITA Team National Indoor Championships ... was pushed to a third and deciding set just three times during the 13-match winning streak ... dropped four games or less in seven of those 13 matches ... picked up a pair of victories over ranked opponents ... knocked off #50 Sanaz Marand of North Carolina (6-3, 3-6, 7-5) to help Notre Dame advance into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year ... upended #108 Tarryn Rudman of Georgia Tech (7-6 (0), 6-2) in the NCAA quarterfinal loss to the Yellow Jackets ... went 27-8 in doubles, including a 19-4 mark in dual action (17-4 with junior Kelcy Tefft at No. 2 doubles) ... at No. 1 doubles, went 1-0 with departed Catrina Thompson ... also went 1-0 with sophomore Colleen Rielley at No. 2 doubles ... opened the season at #27, climbed as high as #5 and closed the season ranked #27 ... reached the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... along the way, knocked off a pair of ranked teams ... upended #40 Silverio/Miller of eventual national champion Georgia Tech (8-5) ... defeated #65 Slater/Macfarlane of Florida State (8-4) ... lost in the semifinals to top-ranked and eventual champion Moulton-Levy/Zoricic of William & Mary (Moulton-Levy/Zoricic also reached the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship) ... captured the ITA Midwest Regional Championship ... disposed of #30 Prousis/Rose of Northwestern (8-4) in the final ... along with Tefft, led Irish doubles teams with eight clinching victories ... dominated the Midwest region in both singles and doubles (6-1 in singles and 12-0 in doubles).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to BIG EAST all-tournament team in singles and doubles ... finished with a 24-10 record and was 90th in the final ITA national singles rankings ... went 18-7 in dual action, including 4-1 at No. 2 and 14-6 at No. 3 ... registered a team-high seven match-clinching victories ... put together a five-match and career-high eight-match winning streak ... went 1-4 against ranked foes ... lone victory over ranked player came against #24 Alexis Prousis of Northwestern (6-3, 6-3) ... went 3-1 and led three other matches in post-season action ... went 18-6 indoors, 4-4 in tie breakers, 11-1 in close sets, 23-1 when winning the first set, 6-4 outdoors, 3-6 in close matches, 14-2 at home and 18-2 against the Midwest Region ... went 34-6 in doubles, including a 24-4 mark in dual action -- all with sophomore Kelcy Tefft ... at No. 1 doubles, went 5-1 ... at No. 2 doubles, went 19-3 ... opened the season at #60 and climbed as high as #29, but did not appear in the final national rankings ... reached the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... captured 18 of their first 20 matches, including a 9-7 victory over #19 Batty/McGaffigan of Indiana ... marquee victory came against #11 Bercek/Robinson of Duke (8-5) ... recorded match-clinching victories in the BIG EAST semifinals, BIG EAST finals, NCAA first round and NCAA round of 16 ... went 23-4 indoors, 1-2 in tie breakers, 11-2 outdoors, 8-2 in close matches, 14-3 at home and 21-3 against the Midwest Region.
AS A FRESHMAN: Impact rookie was immediate force for Notre Dame in both singles and doubles ... played No. 2 in both lineups all season, finishing 13-9 in singles and 16-9 in doubles ... tabbed to BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team in both singles and doubles ... was second on team in overall singles victories with 23-12 record ... set Irish freshman record for doubles victories and ranked tied for third - behind only the All-American Thompson twins - on the Irish, with a 27-12 mark, all with Lauren Connelly ... strong fall saw her vault into the ITA national singles rankings in January (the first set for which she was eligible) and then remain ranked throughout remainder of season ... peaked at 59th on March 8 and finished 83rd ... was briefly ranked 59th in doubles ... went 7-6 against nationally-ranked players in singles ... top win came in 6-1, 6-1 decision against #16 Karin Coetzee of Wake Forest in dual action ... came through with victories against ranked players in 4-3 Irish defeats against #5 Duke and #13 Texas ... claimed three-set triumph in 5-2 Irish win at UNLV ... earned win in 4-3 ND victory at Illinois ... clinched wins over Boston College and vs. St. John's in semifinals of BIG EAST tournament ... had final three matches of season abandoned ... went 10-3 in first collegiate fall, with upsets of #37 Dora Vastag from Indiana and #93 Hala Sufi of Purdue in the Indiana Invitational ... was one of just two freshmen to reach round of 16 in ITA Midwest Championships, where she fell to #1 Cristelle Grier ... went 3-4 against higher-ranked players ... was 21-1 when winning the opening set ... posted 17-7 record indoors and just 6-5 mark outside ... formed prolific team with Connelly, turning in third-highest season victory total ever by a Notre Dame team ... upset #48 Muth/Wei from William & Mary and #36 Prousis/Roemer from Northwestern in April, which led to their entry into the national rankings ... won 9-7 over Anderson/Durkin from #17 Harvard in final match on court to give ND doubles point in 4-3 loss to the Crimson ... lost tiebreaker to #52 Prousis/Roemer in last match remaining to give Northwestern the doubles point in second round of NCAA tournament ... also lost in that situation against #6 Vanderbilt and Illinois ... clinched doubles point six times, including against Wake Forest, #6 Duke, UNLV, and Iowa in the first round of the NCAAs ... also had victories against Michigan and Indiana ... posted 11-3 record during fall ... began with 9-1 mark before losing to nation's eighth-ranked team (from Michigan) in the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Championships ... were 10-4 at home and 17-8 on the road ... notched 18-7 mark indoors and 13-6 record against teams from the Midwest Region.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked #1 in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) 16-and-under national rankings in both singles and doubles in 2002 ... had outstanding prep career at Oklahoma Christian School, winning four Oklahoma state championships at No. 1 singles to become just the fourth player to do so ... ranked 11th in the USTA 18-and-under national rankings in 2004 ... five-time USTA national doubles champion with current Irish junior Kelcy Tefft ... in 2002, they won titles at Winter National Championships, the Spring Super National Championships, and Super National Hardcourt Championships ... runner-up in singles play at the `02 Super National Hardcourt Championships ... 2003 Oklahoma and Missouri Valley section Player of the Year ... also earned four letters in cheerleading ... student body secretary and member of the National Honor Society ... father Tony and uncle, Rick Buck, played football at Oklahoma State ... grandfather, Richard Buck, played football at North Carolina ... cousin, Rachel Cody, played field hockey at Northwestern ... cousin, Buck Cody, played baseball at Texas ... born Dec. 31, 1985, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... daughter of Gayle and Tony Buck ... has three siblings ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as sociology major.