2001 — Split time at second base with Monique Mejia … Started 37 of her 43 games played, with 36 of those starts at second base … Has also seen limited action in the outfield … Had a two-RBI game on March 8 vs. Colorado State at the Hedrick’s Hallowell Chevrolet Classic … Hit her lone home run of the season on April 29 against Stanford, clearing the left field fence at Easton Stadium.
Summer 2001 — ASA team, Twisters, finished tied for fifth at the ASA Women’s Open Major Fastpitch National Championships … Named a second-team All-American.
2000 — Hit .300 with a walk and a run scored at the Women’s College World Series … Started all four WCWS games in centerfield … All-Tournament at the Los Angeles Regional … Smashed her third career home run on May 19 in the third inning against Long Beach State, hitting the scoreboard in left field at Easton Stadium … Finished the regional with a .308 average, three runs scored and two RBI … Hit an impressive .556, going 5-for-9 at the plate during UCLA’s final week of the regular season … That week included four RBIs and three runs scored … Played in 47 of UCLA’s 59 games, primarily in the outfield … Split early-season time at shortstop with freshman Natasha Watley … Played in centerfield when Amanda Freed was in the circle … Had an RBI single in the second inning against Saint Mary’s on Mar. 4.
1999 — Started every game at shortstop … Hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat DePaul 3-2 in the opening game of the College World Series … Went 2-for-2 at the plate in the 2-1 semifinal win over DePaul … Had the final putout of the year for the NCAA Champion Bruins … Blasted her first collegiate home run in game one of a doubleheader against Cal State Northridge on March 31 … In that game, her seventh-inning home run broke a 1-1 tie, to give UCLA a 2-1 victory … Had just 10 errors in 219 chances, all at shortstop.
1998 — Redshirted the 1998 season.
High School — Lettered four years in softball and basketball and one year in volleyball at Green Valley High School in Henderson, NV … Named a first-team Amateur Softball Association All-American her senior season … Earned Fastpitch Magazine All-American honors her junior and senior seasons … Named team and league MVP in ’96 and ’97 … Honored as a first-team all-league selection in basketball her junior and senior years … Played volleyball as a sophomore … Participated in club ball with the Southern California Athletics (Gold) and the Southern California Jazz.
Summer Competition — Earned third-team ASA All-America honors with the Southern California Jazz in the summer of 1998 … Selected to train with the U.S. National Team … Played with the 18-U Gold Athletics and was selected a first-team All-American in the 18-U Gold Tournament in 1997.
Personal — Full name is Christine Marie Buck … Born July 17, 1979, in Youngstown, OH … Parents are Thomas and Barbara … Has two older brothers Thomas and David and six nieces and nephews … Majoring in history.
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