SignUp
Madi Buck became UND's first Big Sky honoree Monday.
Buck earns Big Sky honorable mention accolades
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 03/11/2013 16:25:57 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

OGDEN, Utah-- University of North Dakota junior forward Madi Buck was named to the All-Big Sky Conference's honorable mention team announced Monday by league officials. Buck led UND in scoring (10.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg) this season.

Buck led UND in scoring on nine different occasions this season including a 62-56 win at the University of Utah, one of the signature wins on North Dakota's schedule this season. In that game, the Bismarck, N.D. native scored 18 and had six rebounds and five blocks as UND earned the school's first win over a team from a power- six conference (Pac 12) and earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week in the process.

Buck also poured-in a season-high 21 points and added 13 rebounds and five assists in a 73-63 win at arch-rival North Dakota State Nov. 30. It was the first of seven double-double performances for Buck.

In Saturday's season finale, Buck scored just six points but tallied a season-high 15 boards as North Dakota rallied back from 21 down to force double overtime at Southern Utah. Buck goes into her senior season with 714 points and 521 rebounds in a North Dakota uniform.

The league MVP was awarded to Montana's Katie Baker, one of two Grizzlies on the first team. Nine of the 11 honorees on the first and second teams are seniors. Montana will play host to the Big Sky Conference Championships beginning with the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

2012-13 All-Big Sky Teams
First Team
Katie Baker, Montana, Sr.
Lexie Nelson, Eastern Washington, So.
Kenzie De Boer, Montana, Sr.
Amy Patton, Northern Arizona, Sr.
D’shara Strange, Northern Colo., Jr.
Kylie Kuhns, Sacramento State, Sr.

Second Team
Kaela Oakes, Idaho State, Sr.
Ashleigh Vella, Idaho State, Sr.
Lauren Oosdyke, Northern Colo., Sr.
Rachel Semansky, Montana State, Sr.
Courtney VanBrocklin, Portland St., Sr.

Honorable Mention:
Carrie Ojeda, Eastern Washington
Madi Buck, North Dakota
Angela Misa, Portland State
Fantasia Hilliard, Sacramento State
Alle Moreno, Sacramento State
Hailey Mandelko, Southern Utah

Most Valuable Player: Katie Baker, Sr., Montana
Defensive Player of the Year: D’shara Strange, Jr., Northern Colorado
Top Newcomer: Angela Misa, Jr., Portland State
Outstanding Freshman: Hayley Hodgins, Eastern Washington



Drake trip precedes UND Classic, home opener
North Dakota heads to Drake on Tuesday night then hosts the UND Classic this weekend at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center to open the home schedule. UND is 1-2 after the opening weekend at the... MORE
Rebranded radio network, on-air talent return
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced on Tuesday it has signed a two-year contract with Home of Economy, making it the first-ever corporate sponsor of... MORE
Green Bay strikes down UND
The University of North Dakota soccer team came across a white-hot offense in Green Bay on Sunday afternoon, as the Green Bay Phoenix used six goals to defeat UND, 6-0, at Santaga Stadium. MORE
GW wins team title with sweep of UND Saturday
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- George Washington University won the team title at its home tournament, dispatching North Dakota 25-20, 25-17, 25-20 Saturday afternoon. MORE
UND claims three of four duals at Bison Open
FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota opened the 2014 cross country season in fine fashion on Friday night, taking three of four duals at North Dakota State's Bison Open. MORE

advertisement