From High Point, N.C., Buckland came to PC in June of 2016 after serving as the video coordinator for the North Carolina women’s basketball program for a season.
Buckland was a four-year member of the North Carolina Tar Heel women’s basketball team, before graduating in May 2015.
Buckland’s career was limited by several injuries that decreased her playing time going back to her freshman season of 2011-12. When healthy, she was a reliable three-pointer shooter that converted nearly 33 percent of her career attempts.
As a redshirt freshman during the 2012-13 season, Buckland averaged 5.7 points as the primary scoring option off the bench, playing in 35 games. She led the team and ranked 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference that year after shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc. She posted a career-high 19 points in a win over Georgia Tech and scored a team-high 17 points against Delaware in the NCAA Tournament.
While in high school at Bishop McGuinnes she was part of three state championships.