Rick Johnston talks with one of this week's Co-Athletes of the Week, Kelly Buck.
First-team NRA SM All-American (2011)
Competed at NCAA Championships past three years
Fourth in SM at 2009 NCAA Championships
Ninth in AR at 2010 NCAA Championships
Seventh in SM and 11th in AR at 2011 NCAA Championships
First-team All-GARC honors in SM, 2nd team in Combined (2011)
Sixth in SM, 10th in Combined at 2011 GARC Championships
School-record jolder in SM (591)
Four-time Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week
2010-11: Army's top marksman in smallbore and air rifle ... led Army at the NCAA Championships finishing seventh in the individual finals in smallbore, and just missed qualifying for the shoot-off (top eight) in air rifle ... 590 mark in smallbore at the NCAAs was a point shy of career high ... named first-team NRA All-American in smallbore ... one of just three females in school history to earn first-team honors ... last was in 2001 ... set Academy and Tronsrue Range mark in smallbore firing a 591 against No. 1 West Virginia in tying for medalist honors ... score nipped former record of 590 set in 2007 ... career-high 593 in air rifle earned medalist honors in triangular sweep of The Citadel and North Carolina State ... mark is just four points shy of the school record ... earned medalist honors six times, including four straight matches in smallbore ... high shooter twice in air rifle ... swept honors in both disciplines in NCAA Qualifier against USP ... turned in a 590 in air rifle along with a 586 smallbore score in garnering medalist honors ... earned first-team All-GARC honors in smallbore and named to the second unit in the combined scoring ... just the fourth Black Knight named to the first unit in smallbore ... took third in the relay scoring in smallbore in leading Army to third-place honors in the team scoring at the GARC Championships ... among eight individual qualifiers competing in the shoot-off ... posted sixth-place finish ... tied for Army's second-highest score of 582 in air rifle in the team competition at the GARC ... went on to place 10th in the combined scoring as Army took third in the aggregate scoring for its highest finish at the GARC since 2008.
2009-10: Recorded Army's top individual scores in smallbore (586) and air rifle (592) ... earned medalist honors four times in smallbore ... turned in a career high combined score of 1156 at the GARC Championships helping Army to fifth place ... earned medalist honors in smallbore against Nebraska, Memphis and Navy while tying for first against Coast Guard ... season-high 586 recorded at the NCAA Qualifier shattered previous high 581 set three times, the last in win over Navy ... career-high 592 score in air rifle at the NRA Sectionals shattered previous high 584 set during the fall campaign ... shared Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week following her performance at the President's Trophy Match ... posted at the time a career-best 581 in smallbore to capture the bronze and finished fifth in air rifle ... fired career-high 592 in air rifle leading Army to a season-high 2334 in that discipline at the NRA Sectionals ... followed that performance with impressive scores against Navy and at the NCAA Qualifier that earned her AAA weekly honors ... captured match honors in smallbore and was second in air rifle in Army's 5770-5738 win over Navy ... fired a personal-best 586 smallbore and added a 590 in air rifle, posting match honors in both, in keying Army's 4627 NCAA Qualifier mark that met the standard for the seventh straight year ... turned in an aggregate career-high 1156 (583 AR, 573 SM) at the GARC Championships for 18th place in the combined scoring ... helped the smallbore team to a sixth-place finish the first day of the NCAA Championships, then turned in a 590 in air rifle to trail the winning mark by five points ... ninth-place finish just missed qualifying for the individual finals as Army took fourth in that discipline and fifth in the aggregate scoring.
2008-09: Worked way into Army's NCAA lineup in both disciplines following strong showing at the NCAA Qualifier ... led team to fifth-place finish in smallbore along with placing fourth individually ... fired a career-high 580 to rank sixth in the team competition along with qualifying for the finals ... registered the second-highest mark of 98.1 in the finals to jump two spots to place fourth with a 678.2 composite ... recorded Black Knights' top mark in smallbore at the GARC Championships behind a 573, which ranked 13th overall ... also member of air rifle unit as Army finished fifth in the aggregate scoring ... posted team's third-highest match score in air rifle at the NCAA Qualifier with a 581 ... mark equaled career high set previous week against Navy in sixth-place finish ... recorded career-high 576 (later broken) mark in smallbore against USP at the Qualifier for Army's second highest score at the meet ... member of counting unit in both disciplines throughout the season.
Prior to West Point: Silver medalist twice in women's air rifle along with medalist honors in women's 3P smallbore at USA JORC Shooting Championships January and December of 2006 ... also picked up another honor capturing the bronze in women's 3P smallbore ... won a gold meal at the Intermediate Junior NRA Sectionals 3P smallbore in 2007 ... competed three years at the Palmyra Invitational in both disciplines with top scores of 546 in smallbore and 556 in air rifle ... Rhode Island Outdoor metric 3P state champion and took second-place honors at the Junior Match 7 metallic sights ... three-year member of the Massachusetts Junior State Team ... also competed for Reading Rifle and Revolver Club, capturing the junior title in 2006 ... garnered first-place honors in 3P smallbore at the 2007 Intermediate Junior NRA Sectionals ... played forward in hockey at Austin Preparatory School.
Personal: Given name is Kelly Lin Buck ... parents are Andrew and Viwanna Buck ... hails from service family ... paternal grandfather (Thomas Buck) and great aunt (Margaret Buck) were in the Army, while father and uncles (Thomas and Paul Buck) were in the Navy ... majoring in Psychology.