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Brewer, Buehler recognized with Honor Athlete Award

Waldorf Warriors LogoBy Matt Oliver

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University’s Erik Brewer and Abby Buehler were recognized as the Honor Athlete Award winners during the annual Student-Athlete Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday at Hanson Fieldhouse.

The award is presented to student-athletes who distinguish themselves athletically, achieve success in the classroom, are respected by their peers for leadership and work ethic and carry themselves as a person of honor.

Brewer, a senior men’s basketball player from Las Vegas, has been a key component for Waldorf’s program for four years. He has displayed great character on and off the court. Due to his hard work and dedication to being the best that he can be, his production and numbers increased every season while being a focal point for each opponent that the Warriors faced. A four-time all-conference selection, Brewer averaged 16.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a four year-starter. The 6-foot-6 forward helped lead Waldorf to 16-win seasons on two different occasions, which is a school record for victories in a season since becoming a four-year program and joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Brewer finished second in school history with 90 blocked shots. With 1,803 points and 614 rebounds, he concluded his career as Waldorf’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Buehler, a member of Waldorf’s volleyball and track and field teams, exemplified the definition of a committed student-athlete throughout her career both in the classroom and in competition. She has been described by her coaches as the ultimate teammate and a coach’s dream. Humble, positive, driven and polite are only a few words to describe her character. She puts everything she has into everything she does. Buehler has also been a great example of what it means to be an “involved” Waldorf student. She has remained active with many on-campus organizations throughout her career. Buehler has the respect of everyone, especially her teammates and would give anything for her team to succeed. As a three-year member of the volleyball team, the 6-foot-2, middle hitter from Dodge Center, Minnesota topped Waldorf’s school records books with 1,136 kills and 305 blocks. During Buehler’s volleyball career, she was a three-time all-conference selection with first-team honors the past two seasons and earned all-region honorable mention recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and NAIA as a senior. She has been an exceptional track and field athlete the past two seasons. Buehler owns school indoor and outdoor records in the long jump, triple jump, 4×200-meter relay and 4×400 relay. She earned all-conference honors in the long jump and triple jump during the 2016 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Indoor Championships. Representing the Warriors during their first-ever year of competition, she earned all-conference honors in the long jump and 100 during the 2015 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) Outdoor Championships. Buehler holds outdoor school records in the long jump, triple jump, 100, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay and 1,600 sprint medley relay. She is also a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a three-time all-conference scholar-athlete, achieving all of her accolades while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.