AT FIRST GLANCE Is expected to be a major factor for the Huskies in the post this season ... A two-time Gatorade High School State Player of the Year ... First Connecticut state player of the year to sign with UConn since Maria Conlon (1999) ... Was redshirted as a true freshman after missing first 10 games with mononucleosis.
2011-12 SEASON Saw the action in 26 games during the 2011-12 campaign... Playing 8.8 minutes per game she averaged 2.3 points and 3.0 rebounds... Netted six points and grabbed six rebounds in the season opener against Holy Cross on 11/13... Had seven points, five rebounds, two blocks against Pacific (11/15)... Scored eight points, brought in seven rebounds, and had a new career-high three steals on November 26 versus Buffalo...Buck led the team in rebounds against Towson (11/30) with eight, while adding two assists, two blocks and four points... In the BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall on December 9, Buck was the leader or shared leadership in three categories with nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks... Pulled down four rebounds and was the only Husky to record a block vs. No. 1 Baylor on 12/18...Denied two shots, netted five points and had two rebounds against Providence (1/10)...Scored four points and had three rebounds at No. 21 DePaul on 1/21...In just eight minutes of action on February 11 Buck had two points and four rebounds vs. No. 14 Georgetown... Notched five points at and four rebounds at Marquette (2/25)... Had two points and three rebounds on March 17 against Prairie View A&M... Pulled down three rebounds in eight minutes versus Kansas State on 3/19.
2010-11 SEASON Earned her first start of her career in UConn's 2010-11 season-opening victory over Holy Cross on November 14 ... Came up with seven big minutes late in UConn's 65-64 victory over No. 2 Baylor. Was key in a big defensive stop late in the game and grabbed a critical rebound late to help secure the victory. Scored eight points on a perfect 2-of-2 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free throw line against Howard on 11/26. Had four points, two steals and three rebounds against Sacred Heart on 12/5. Scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor against Florida State on 12/21. Scored a career-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, while grabbing eight rebounds at Pacific on 12/28. Tallied four points and three rebounds vs. Duke on 1/31.
2009-10 SEASON Saw time in 35 games, averaging 6.8 minutes per contest ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game ... Had four points and four rebounds against Providence (2/20)...tallied seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, while blocking one shot at DePaul (2/10)...recorded two blocked shots and three points vs. Cincinnati (1/7)...was a perfect 2-of-2 from the floor, while adding two free throws for six points against South Florida (1/4)... also grabbed four rebounds and had one blocked shots and one steal vs. South Florida (1/4)...pulled down three rebounds in win over Iona (12/20)...scored six points on a 2-of-3 clip from the floor and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free throw line vs. Hartford (12/10)...tallied a season-high seven points at Holy Cross (11/20)... pulled down a season-high 12 boards against Northeastern (11/14), including 10 defensive... blocked a season-high three shots against Richmond (11/28)... played in a career-high 21 minutes vs. Northeastern (11/14)... recorded one steal in each of the first five games this season.
2008-09 SEASON Took medical redshirt after sitting out first five games with mononucleosis.
HIGH SCHOOL Two-time winner of the Gatorade State Player of the Year Award for Connecticut 2007 & 2008 Hartford Courant Player of the Year...averaged 26.4 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 3.4 steals last season while leading Stonington to a 20-5 record and a trip to the CIAC Class L quarterfinals during senior season... finished career as Stonington's all-time leading scorer with 2,205 points - sixth in state history...attended the 2008 USA Basketball Women's U-18 National Team trials June 9-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo...averaged 27 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 2.5 blocks in leading Stonington to a 19-6 record as a junior...led Stonington to Class M state championship as a sophomore2007 & 2008 First Team All-State...2007 & 2008 Connecticut High School Coaches Association Player of the Year...2006 First Team All-State...2006 New London Day Player of the Year...2006 New Haven Register Player of the Year...2006 Class M State Tournament MVP...2006 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State first team choice...2005 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State first team choice...2005, 2006 Norwich Bulletin All-Area First Team...2005 Hartford Courant All-State Honorable Mention...2005 New Haven Register All-State second team...ranked as No. 31 senior by HoopGurlz.com...member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL Born Heather Buck on August 21, 1990...parents are Mayada Wadsworth and David Buck...A nursing major.