ORU Women's Basketball BIO
13 Savanna Buck
Was an all-around force in her final collegiate season, playing in all 31 games with 13 starting assignments... Averaged 4.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game... Ranked in the Southland Conference’s top-20 in rebounds, steals and blocked shots, swatting 17 shots in her final year... Scored in double-figures in each of her final four games... Opened her senior season in fine form, setting a career high with 12 rebounds in a Mayor's Cup win over Tulsa (11/9)... Followed that performance with 13 points and 11 rebounds against UT-Arlington (11/16), her first double-double since her sophomore season... Played 42 minutes and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds at Missouri State (11/29)... Led all players with nine rebounds against Louisiana Tech (12/14)... Chipped in five points and six rebounds in a win over Southeastern Louisiana (2/2)... Secured the game-clinching steal in a win over Stephen F. Austin (2/9)... Scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in consecutive SLC victories, against Sam Houston State (2/14) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/16)... Swiped three steals in five straight games, from 2/2 through 2/16... Scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in her final home game, a win over Central Arkansas (2/19)... Had a huge effort in a late-season win at Lamar (3/2), with nine points and six rebounds along with career highs of five assists and six steals... Scored 10 points in her final regular season game, helping the Golden Eagles clinch a share of the SLC title with a win over Central Arkansas (3/9)... Scored in double-figures in both SLC Tournament games, willing the Golden Eagles to their first conference tournament title since 2008... Scored 11 points, with a team-high nine rebounds in a semifinal victory over McNeese State (3/15)... Added 10 points, including several crucial baskets down the stretch, in the Championship Game win over Sam Houston State (3/16)... Finished her career with a 15-point, nine-rebounds effort against No. 10/9 Tennessee (3/23) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament... Added three steals and three assists against the Lady Vols in her final game... Participated in 84 victories over her career, the most successful four-year stretch at ORU in more than three decades.
Played in 29 games as a junior, serving as a starter in ten contests... Averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds per game and 1.2 steals per game... Shot 40.2% from the field and 36.8% from three-point territory… Hit six straight three-point field goal attempts over a four-game stretch from 1/16 against Western Illinois to 1/30 agaheinst South Dakota... Went 8-for-9 from the free throw line and scored a season-high 14 points against UALR (12/13)... Scored 13 points on New Year’s Eve at UMKC... Tallied double figures for the last time with 11 points on 3-for-3 three-point shooting against IPFW (1/23)... Racked up a season-high seven rebounds on four occasions: against UALR (12/13), Western Illinois (2/11), IPFW (2/18) and Western Illinois (3/3) in the Summit League Championship quarterfinals... Tallied 26 assists on the season, with a season high of four against North Dakota State (1/9).
- Summit League Sixth Woman of the Year
Competed in 34 games for the Golden Eagles, while making 11 starts... Averaged 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game... Poured in a career-high 24 points at Centenary (2/19)... Notched a career-best 10 rebounds against Western Illinois (2/26)... Logged 13 double-digit scoring games, including four straight from February 12-26... Erupted for a career-best 4-for-6 shooting effort from beyond the arc against North Dakota State (2/5)... Ranked third on the team with a .362 (25-for-69) clip from distance... Finished fifth on the team with 24.5 minutes per game.
Competed in all 33 games with 16 starts... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game... Posted season-high 16 points off 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and a perfect 5-of-5 mark from the free-throw line against IUPUI (2/13)... Matched season highs in points and three-pointers against UMKC (2/27) as ORU clinched the regular season Summit League title... Heated up from beyond the arc down the stretch, draining 11 of her 17 3-point buckets in the final nine games... Posted third double-digit scoring performance with 10 points against Southern Utah in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament... Grabbed season-high 10 rebounds in ORU’s come-from-behind victory over Oakland (2/6)... Ranked fifth on the squad with 46 steals and 35 assists... Shot 36 percent (57-of-160) from the field, 30 percent (17-of-56) from 3-point range and 59 percent (55-of-94) from the charity stripe.
Starred at Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas... Named 1st Team All-District all four years... Earned the team MVP award during the 2006-07 season and the offensive player of the year award the following season... Named to the Greater Houston Area 1st Team... Set a school record with 21 rebounds in a game... Ranked in the top five percent in three-point percentage and in the top 10 percent in rebounding in the Greater Houston area... Also lettered three years in volleyball.
Full name is Savanna Lauren Buck... Daughter of Charles and Rhonda Buck... Born on Feb. 27, 1991 in Houston, Texas... Plans to major in health and exercise science... Chose ORU over TCU, SMU, Lamar and South Alabama.
Points: 24 vs. Centenary - Feb. 19, 2011
Field Goals Made: 8 (twice), last vs. UMKC - Feb. 14, 2011
3-Pointers Made: 4 vs. North Dakota State - Feb. 5, 2011
Free Throws Made: 8 (twice), last vs. UALR - Dec. 13, 2011
Rebounds: 14 vs. Missouri State - Nov. 29, 2012
Assists: 5 vs. Lamar - March 2, 2013
Blocked Shots: 2 (three times), last vs. Louisiana Tech - Dec. 14, 2012
Steals: 6 (twice), last vs. Lamar - March 2, 2013
Minutes: 42 vs. Missouri State - Nov. 29, 2012
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