* Updated season / career stats are available via the link above, and to see Buckendahl's freshman match-by-match stats, click here.
One of four sophomore returnees for the Ducks in 2012. As a freshman was one of two outside hitter additions with All-Pac-12 Freshman Team choice Liz Brenner. As a prep, was a www.Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace honoree with fellow Oregon frosh Liz Brenner.
2011: Played 10 sets for Ducks and seven matches (including five vs. NCAA advancers). Logged first collegiate kill among her two attempts in sweep of Seattle in early September. Logged an ace in her collegiate debut in team's four-set upset No. 1 Penn State, and also the following week at NCAA advancer Delaware. Also came up with a digs season high (2) vs. the Blue Hens.
Prep: One of Southern California’s top hitters, she racked up 1,485 career kills and paced the San Diego area in kills her first three seasons and in hitting as a senior (.509). A first-team All-CIF pick as a junior, was a second-team honoree in ’08 and '10, and a third-team pick in ’07, and owned career highs of 30 kills, 13 digs, 3 aces. Was tabbed the Avocado West League Player of the year in 2010 and '09, and was a three-time All-Avacado League first-team and All-North County pick, and one-time second-team honoree. As a senior, her team went 20-12 (and 6-2 in the Avocado West League), and the Longhorns reached the Division 1 semifinals and won the Avacado League her junior season. In the club scene, she has played three seasons for the 951 Elite club and helped her team to third-, seventh- and 21st-place Junior Olympic Tournament finishes in the 18, 16 and 17 age groups, respectively, in 2011, '09 and '10.
Personal: Intended Business major. Parents are Larry and Amy. Has one older brother, Connor.
2011 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS
Kills - 1K (1K-0E-2A), 3s vs. Seattle (9/2/11)
Hitting - 1K (1K-0E-2A), 3s vs. Seattle (9/2/11)
Aces - 1, 4s at #1 Penn State (8/26/11); 3s at Delaware (8/30/11)
Year MP-MS SP K K/S TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S Pts Pts/S
2011 7-0 10 1 0.10 3 .000 0 0.00 2 0.20 4 0.40 0-0 0 0.00 3.0 0.30
Favorite Color: Pink
Pets Growing Up: A fat beagle named Zeke, a Yorkie named King Louie, a Chihuaua named Ciao Bella
If I got a Tattoo, it Would be of: A sunflower, because I love them, and my Mom and Dad have always called me 'flower'.
Favorite Saying/Motto: Get 'r done
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: Catalina with my family.
Greatest Accomplishment: Finishing third in the nation at JO's with Coast Volleyball Club in 2011.
Personal Hero: Grandpa
Most Prized Possession: Cell phone and Macbook
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Movie star.
Intended Career Profession: Nike designer
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Liam Hemsworth (actor)
I'd Die Without My: family.
First Car: Volkswagon Passat
Favorite Place I've Visited: North Shore of Oahu
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Greece
Favorite Place on Campus: Matthew Knight Arena!
Favorite Entrée/Dish: My Grandma's Spanish Dew and Dumplings
Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road
Favorite Snack: Anything edible and easy to make
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni
Favorite Drink: Pepsi
Favorite Type of Food: Mexican
Best Dish I Can Make: Spaghetti
Favorite Movie: Zoolander
Favorite Actor: Zach Galifianakis
Favorite TV Comedy: Cake Boss
Favorite TV Reality Show: Jersey shore
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Jack Johnson
Favorite Karaoke Song: Love Shack
Favorite Video Game: Guitar Hero
I Chose Oregon Because: Amazing facilities, college town and spirit, and the team and coaches.
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: I always re-tie my shoes and re-do my ankle guards as tight as they can go.
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: Going to hit and missing the entire volleyball in front of a packed arena
Biggest Fan: Mom and Grandpa
Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Padres/Chargers
Favorite Elite Volleyball Player: Misty May
If I didn't play volleyball, I would play: Football
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