Katy Buck was named the CAA Player of the Year in 2011 and returns to lead the Tigers in 2012.
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Katy Buck was named the CAA Player of the Year in 2011 and returns to lead the Tigers in 2012.
| @Towson_VB's Buck Played Role in 2011 Success
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 06/03/2012
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TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore outside hitter Katy Buck played a large role in the success of the Tiger volleyball program during the 2011 season. Towson went 23-9 in 2011 and reached the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for the first time since 2008 under second-year head coach and CAA Coach of the Year Bruce Atkinson. The 23 wins were the most for the program since 2005.

Buck entered the season as a Preseason All-CAA selection and certainly lived up to the expectations. She earned all-tournament honors in three of the four early season tournaments. Buck led the CAA in kills per set (4.05) and after posting double-digit kills in 28 of the Tigers’ 32 matches finished the season with 457 total kills.

Buck’s 457 kills ranked fifth in single-season history for the Tigers. She enters her junior season with 751 career kills and looking to become the 13th player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills.

Buck finished the 2011 season with 457 kills, 268 digs and 25 blocked shots. She had nine “double-double” performances and ranked among the nation’s leaders in kills per set all season. Buck was named the CAA Player of the Year at the conference’s end of the year awards banquet. She was just the second player in program history to record CAA Player of the Year honors (Liz Goubeaux-2004).

Her success shouldn’t surprise anyone who is a long-time Tiger fan as Buck is not the first in her family to put together a strong career at Towson. Buck’s aunt Leigh played field hockey and lacrosse for the Tigers and is a member of the Towson Athletics Hall of Fame. In addition her sister, Amy played lacrosse and ranks seventh in program history with 106 goals scored.

She followed up her player of the year award by earning East Region Honorable Mention honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Again she joined Goubeaux as the only player in program history to be honored by AVCA.

In addition to her success on the court, Buck also demonstrated her success in the classroom as she was named a first team selection on the Capital One Academic All-District II team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Buck had a 3.97 grade point average as a biology major.


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