Buck Picks up All-America Accolades for Second Time in Her Career
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St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis sophomore Hannah Buck was named to the 2011 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-America First Team, as announced at the annual NGCA Awards Banquet in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Buck also joined freshman Andrea Hibbert on the NGCA All-Central Region Team.
Buck earns All-America accolades for the second time in her career, following a second-team selection a year ago. She is the first two-time women’s golf All-American selection in school history.
“I think this is just another step in Hannah’s progression. She really wants to be the best in Division III women's golf,” said third-year head coach Sean Curtis. “There is no doubt she is one of the leaders of our program–one that she has helped elevate into the top-10. When you have a player that continually displays the commitment, effort and desire that she does on a daily basis, it makes her teammates take notice and try to emulate her.”
Buck competed in all 11 tournaments during the 2010-11 season, capturing medalist honors in four events. She led the team and was fifth in NCAA Division III with a 79.20 scoring average, and fired 14 of 20 rounds under 80. Buck concluded her sophomore season with a third place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division III Championship, the highest finish by an individual in school history.
Hibbert made 11 starts for the Bears as a rookie and recorded seven top-10 finishes. She was second on the team and 24th in NCAA Division III with a 81.35 scoring average, and recorded all 20 rounds at 85 or lower. Hibbert just missed earning All-American honors at the NCAA Championship after finishing in a tie for 12th place.
The Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team tied for eighth place at the 2011 NCAA Division III Championship, its highest finish in school history. Washington U. was ranked No. 5 in the Golf World/NGCA women's coaches' poll and placed in the top-five in nine of 11 tournaments they competed in. The Bears picked up tournament titles at the Maryville Fall Warm-Up Classic (Sept. 2), Illinois College Spring Invitational (April 3) and the Millikin University Spring Classic (April 15).
The junior season of the program brought overwhelming success with the Bears posting a record of 99-6 against Division III schools, while shooting a 330.55 stroke average per round as a team.