SignUp
Madi Buck led UND in scoring and rebounding last season.
Buck earns preseason honor
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 10/10/2013 15:28:02 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop


GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Senior forward Madi Buck has been named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com Big Sky Preseason All-Conference First Team according to a recent article published on the website. Buck, an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference last season, led UND in scoring and rebounding a season ago.

Buck led UND in scoring average (10.7 ppg) and rebounds per game (7.7 rpg) as a junior and goes into her senior campaign just 286 points shy of becoming the 29th member of UND's 1000-point club. She led UND in scoring on nine different occasions in 2012-13 including a 62-56 win at the University of Utah, one of the signature wins on North Dakota's schedule. 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.

She's joined on the first team by preseason player of the year D'shara Strange of Northern Colorado (who likely will redshirt the season) along with Sacramento State's Fantasia Hilliard, Eastern Washington Lexi Nelson and Portland State's Angela Misa. Montana head man Robin Selvig was named the coach of the year with Idaho State's Kyndall Adams garnering top freshman billing.

UND has begun its preseason practice leading up to its first of two exhibition games. North Dakota hosts Minnesota Crookston on Nov. 2 and Bemidji State on Nov. 5 in exhibitions before opening the regular season at Iowa State on Nov. 10.

 

  Madness 2013-2014 Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Teams  
   Big Sky Women's Basketball 2013-2014 Preseason All-Conference Teams  
     
     
  Coach of the Year Player of the Year Freshman of the Year  
  Robin Selvig D'shara Strange Kyndall Adams  
  Montana Northern Colorado Idaho State  
     
  First Team   Second Team  
  G D'shara Strange   G Torry Hill  
  Northern Colorado Montana  
  G Fantasia Hilliard G Hailey Mandelko  
  Sacramento State Southern Utah  
  G/F Lexie Nelson G/F Alle Moreno  
  Eastern Washington Sacramento State  
  F Madi Buck F Jalen Carpenter  
  North Dakota Weber State  
  F/C Angela Misa F/C Ashley Brumwell  
  Portland State Montana State  
Legacy lives on through scholarships, connections
Twenty years ago, a winter's-worth of hard work was paid off in the best way for UND football letterwinner Tip Enebak. He got to hang out with his former teammates, many of whom lived across the... MORE
Football single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 1
With the football season less than a month away, officials from the UND Athletics Department announced on Wednesday that single-game tickets will go on sale this Friday, Aug. 1, beginning at 10... MORE
UND football honors Koppenhaver as 'Legend'
Richard "Dick" Koppenhaver knows the meaning of "UND legend." At the age of six when he moved to Grand Forks, N.D., his family lived between Red Jarrett and C.A. West, two of the greatest coaches... MORE
New look Big Sky awaits UND in 2014-15
Year three in the Big Sky men's basketball conference will look a little different than North Dakota's first two. MORE
Exclusive Jr. Champions football tickets available
University of North Dakota Athletics Department officials are excited to announce that Jr. Champions members can now take advantage of a new exclusive benefit. MORE

advertisement