Bri Graham is a 2015 graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School and was a long-time student of BFA pitching coach Tina Buck and now current instructor. In high school, she was named to the Central State Eight (CS8) All-Conference Softball team her junior and senior years as well as helping her high school team win the State Championship as a pitcher. She was an All-State second team selection as a junior and senior. She played college ball at LLCC and was selected as second team All Conference her sophomore year.
``Many times I contemplated quitting pitching, but every lesson I had with Tina she reminded me why I loved it, which encouraged me to go on and pitch at the college level!``
Kelley McMahon was a 2013 graduate of Sacred Heart Griffin (SHG) High School and longtime pitching student of Tina Buck. Playing softball since the age of 5, Kelley met Tina her freshman year of high school. Practicing with Tina once a week in the off-season, Kelley earned her spot as the starting pitcher at SHG her junior and senior years. Despite her small frame, Kelley had great movement and dominated hitters during her high school years. Earning All-Conference honors as a senior, Kelley went on to play two years at Benedictine University, and finished her college career with a nursing degree from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in 2017.
``With Tina, I learned proper mechanics and the mental strength needed to reach both my pitching and life goals. I cannot thank Tina enough for instilling the confidence I needed to be victorious on an off the field. She taught me that if you work hard anything is possible. Thanks Tina Buck for everything!``
Bree Derhake was a 2016 graduate from Scared Heart Griffin High School and long-time student of BFA pitching coach Tina Buck. In high school she was named to the All Conference team three times, third team All-State two times, and second team All-State once. Bree was recruited as a utility player for the University of Illinois-Springfield and has proven to be a great role player and leader on and off the field!
``Training with Tina helped me grow not only as a player and teammate, but as confident person.``
Kaitlyn Fisher graduated from Riverton High School in 2017. Following high school, she plans to attend Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa where she will play both softball and volleyball. Recruited as a pitcher and outfielder, Kaitlyn plans to take the skills she gained from training at Buck Fastpitch Academy to the field.