Joe Buckley '90

Joe Buckley assembled an historic career on the hardwood as a member of the Grove City College men's basketball team from 1985 to 1989. Buckley scored 1,413 points during his four seasons at Grove City, finishing his career as the third-leading scorer in program history.

As a senior captain in 1988-89, Buckley fired in 500 points and became just the second Grove City player to attain the 500-point mark in one season.

His efforts that year helped lead Grove City to 20 victories, the program's first Presidents' Athletic Conference title and an invitation to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Buckley earned All-Mideast Region recog- nition in the NCAA Tournament along with the conference's Most Valuable Player award.

The Pittsburgh Press named him to its All-District team for the 1988-89 season after the Wolverines finished with a 20-6 overall record.

He earned First Team All-PAC honors in each of his final two seasons after being named as a Second Team selection as a sophomore. Buckley led Grove City in scoring in each of his final two seasons and paced the team in rebounds as both a sophomore and a junior.

Buckley graduated from Grove City with a bachelor's degree in biology. He earned a master's degree at Loyola College of Maryland in 1994 and then completed his doctorate at Wilmington University in 2007.

Buckley lives with his wife, Bethany (Cox 90) and daughter Sarah in Elkton, Md.