UNC Women's Basketball Bio
3 Megan Buckland
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Appeared in 14 games off the bench, averaging 1.5 points per game • Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against ETSU on Jan. 2 and later had surgery for a torn labrum that ultimately ended her playing career at North Carolina • Graduated in May 2015.


Suffered a season-ending knee injury against Tennessee in the second game of the season on Nov. 11 • Was limited to only 31 minutes of game action over two games.


Returned from knee surgery to appear in 35 games at shooting guard • Started six games and was the team’s primary scoring option off the bench • Averaged 5.7 points and 1.6 rebounds on the year • Was the team’s top three-point shooter with a 35.6 percent (48 for 135) average from behind the arc that ranked 11th among ACC players • Scored in double figures on seven occasions, including a team-high 17 points in the NCAA tournament loss at Delaware • Made five 3s against the Blue Hens, one of three times she connected five times from deep • Made at least one triple in 21 games and made multiple 3s in 12 games • Scored in double figures in back-to-back wins at Boston College (Feb. 7) and Georgia Tech (Feb. 10) • Had a career-high 19 points in the first win over the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 13 • Scored a then-career-best 17 points against UNC Asheville on Nov. 25, a total that included five 3s • After not scoring in her first two games back from injury, exploded for 13 points in the Preseason WNIT semifinal win over Georgetown • Added nine in the championship game win at Iowa.


Appeared in nine games and started five, averaging 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game • Missed the final 22 games of the season after suffering a torn ACL during the ECU game on Dec. 20 • Was granted a medical redshirt • Made 9-of-27 three-pointers and had a 21/12 assist-turnover ratio prior to the injury.


Played varsity basketball for six years beginning in the seventh grade, first at Wesleyan Christian Academy for three years and then at Bishop McGuinness for three years • Also ran track and played volleyball • Member of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society • Six-time all-conference selection and five-time all-state pick • Ranked the No. 15 guard in the country and the No. 54 player overall by ESPN HoopGurlz • Led Bishop McGuinness to three straight 1A state titles from 2009-11, earning championship MVP honors each time • McDonald’s All-American nominee • FILA All-American • Played in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game as a senior • 2011 NCPreps 1A Player of the Year • Finalist for North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior • An alternate for the USA U16 team as a sophomore • Ashley Megan Buckland is the daughter of Steve and Tammy Buckland • Born January 10 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
High School: Bishop McGuinness
UNC North Carolina Women's Basketball

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