Monday, May 9, 2011

Buck gets academic award

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Tina Buck was named third-team Academic All-District 5 on Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The St. Louis native was nominated as a designated player after she split time between pitching and hitting.

Buck led the Prairie Stars with 73 strikeouts in 93 2/3 innings. She pitched a no-hitter against Panhandle State (Okla.) on Feb. 25.

To be nominated for the CoSIDA academic all-region award, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher and play in 50 percent of his/her team’s games or be a major contributor.

Buck was featured in an May 8, 2011, article by The State Journal-Register.

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