Women's Water Polo


    Hannah Buckling
    Hannah  Buckling

    Hometown:
    Sydney, Australia

    High School:
    Wenora School

    Last College:
    Sydney University

    Experience:
    1V

    08/10/2015

    Trojans Grab Medals At FINA World Championships

    Two Women of Troy win gold with Team USA; Kostas Genidounias gets bronze and Olympic qualification with Greek men.

    07/27/2015

    USC Water Polo Well Represented At FINA World Championships

    Thirteen Trojans unite in Kazan, Russia, as members of their respective national teams.

    07/27/2015

    USC Water Polo Well Represented At FINA World Championships

    Thirteen Trojans unite in Kazan, Russia, as members of their respective national teams.

    08/18/2014

    Gold, Silver & Bronze For Women of Troy In Russia

    USC is represented on every level of the podium at FINA World Cup.

    08/11/2014

    Women of Troy Dig In For FINA World Cup Competition

    USC is represented on three teams in action in Russia this week.

    HANNAH BUCKLING - Australia Women (1st-time Olympian | 2013 NCAA Champion)
    In her single season served at USC, Australian standout Hannah Buckling certainly made her mark. Buckling was instrumental in USC's run to the 2013 NCAA Championship, earning status as the 2013 MPSF Tournament MVP and going on to garner All-American honors after punching up 40 goals for the Trojans that season. Upon her return to Australia, Buckling rejoined her National Team and has stood out as a driving force for the Aussies' success. Buckling provided five goals for Australia in its fourth-place finish at the 2010 FINA World Championships, following up silver medal that she won in the 2013 event. Buckling was the 2012 Australian Junior Female Water Polo Player of the Year, and has stayed on that powerful path in her time with the Stingers. Buckling and her Australia squad most recently captured bronze at the 2016 FINA Super Final, which Buckling scoring twice for the Aussies in the bronze-medal match.

    2013: Hannah Buckling played one season at USC as a transfer from Sydney University... USC's third leading scorer with 40 goals, Buckling was selected MPSF Tournament MVP after scoring seven goals at the tournament, including four goals scored in the final win over Stanford... Replicated that scoring effort at the NCAA Tournament, named to NCAA All-Tournament Second Team after against providing seven goals at the tourney, including four goals scored in the national championship victory over Stanford... Named to All-America Second Team and earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors... Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 25.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Buckling won a silver medal with Australia at the 2013 FINA World Championships... Named the Australian Junior Female Water Polo Player of the Year in 2012... As a member of Australia's Junior National Team, won bronze at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships and gold at the 2012 Canada Cup... Currently a member of the Australian Senior National Team.

    AT SYDNEY UNIV.: Buckling competed for Sydney University's water polo team from 2010-12.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Buckling played club for Sydney Northern Beaches... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Buckling plans to pursue a career in medicine... Parents are Mike and Rachel... Has one sibling, Calum... Lists seeing Cathy Freeman win 400-meter gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as her most thrilling sports moment... Enjoys reading and playing netball in her free time... Hopes to travel to New York and wants to go to the Olympics after graduation... Born June 3, 1992.