USC is represented on every level of the podium at FINA World Cup.
USC is represented on three teams in action in Russia this week.
Anni Espar gets the gold with Spain; Jayde Appel and Hannah Buckling earn silver with Australia; Flora Bolonyai wins bronze with Hungary.
NCAA champions and teammates Anni Espar, Jayde Appel and Hannah Buckling face off for a gold medal in Barcelona.
NCAA champs also excel in the classroom with honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
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.