Monday, November 16, 2015

First Springfield sports academy for women to open

A local athlete is using her gifts to help the next generation of players.

Tina Buck was a pitcher for the UIS softball team and since graduation Buck has coached young girls locally for years.

Now, she's set to open the Buck Fast pitch Academy in Springfield on the 21st. It will offer coaching for both softball and baseball and it will be the first academy in the Capital City to focus on just female athletes.

Buck says she hopes to expand the academy to all sports. To learn more about the academy, send an email to

The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on November 12, 2015.

Watch the story online.