Won six singles matches and nine doubles matches ... posted a 4-4 record at the No. 5 singles spot ... paired with Will Brown to go 5-4 at No. 3 doubles ... went 2-2 at the same spot with Mike Gies.
Tied for second on the team with 12 overall singles victories ... posted an impressive 10-4 record a the No. 5 singles spot in dual matches ... one of only three players on the team to win at least 10 singles matches in dual play ... had a seven-match winning streak during the middle of the campaign ... produced a 9-9 record with Mike Gies at No. 3 doubles.
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... also lettered three years in football and two in hockey ... led team to regional championship as a senior ... advanced to the state tournament his senior year ... first-team all-league and second-team all-area selection ... two-time team captain in tennis and captain of football team ... honorable mention all-conference quarterback for football ... high school tennis coach was Eddie Smith.
Parents are Steve and Imelda Buckingham ... has three sisters, Stephanie (13), April (7) and Janie (4) ... nickname is "J Buck" ... majoring in social sciences with a minor in French ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... worked the USAFA Sports Camps this past summer ... also completed Operation Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill. ... hobbies include swing dancing and baking ... favorite foods are candy and cheesecake ... favorite movies include Old School and Wedding Crashers ... favorite book is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ... favorite TV show is The Office ... people in history he would most like to meet is Luke Skywalker and Michael Jordan ... greatest moment in sports was throwing three tourchdowns to beat his cross-town rival in high school ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 35.