||U.S. Air Force Academy
||Tuesday, June 20, 1989
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 … named league player of the year for tennis as a senior by the Yakima Herald … 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.
Born June 20, 1989 … parents are Steve and Imelda Buckingham ... has three sisters, Stephanie (12), April (6) and Janie (3) … nickname is J Buck … majoring in management ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy … completed Combat Survival Training this past summer … also completed Global Engagement and the Soaring program … hobbies include swing dancing and baking … favorite foods are candy and cheesecake … favorite movies are Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Dark Knight … favorite book is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince … favorite TV show is The Office … person in history he would most like to meet is Luke Skywalker … credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career … member of cadet squadron 35.