Buhler honoured by women's Wolves as all-time leading scorer
Melissa Buhler made quite the impression in her five years with GPRC Wolves women's basketball team.
She was named a CCAA All-Canadian and an ACAC Second Team and First Team All-Conference player. She previously held the ACAC record for most points scored in a season with 486. She's also the all-time leading scorer in Wolves program history with 1,574 points.
When the Wolves showed their appreciation for her following the team's 73-60 win over the Augustana Vikings on Friday, Buhler made sure to let them know the feeling was mutual.
"For this to end, especially after five years, it's definitely emotional," Buhler said.
"It's been a big part of my life and this school has been really good to me."
The Wolves also honoured guard Erin Slemp on Friday.
It was the second time Slemp had been recognized for her accomplishments with the team. After telling Wolves staff last season would be her last, she decided to return this year for her final year of eligibility.
"I did all my grieving last year so now I'm just enjoying it," Slemp said.
"I can just enjoy all the presentations and I'm not as emotional as I was last year so it's a little different that way. I'll miss it, but I think I'm prepared to leave it for good now."
The Wolves also recognized Leah MacNeil for her four years with the team following a 74-57 win over the Vikings on Saturday.
All three have at least one more weekend of basketball left in their college careers. The Wolves get a week off and then will travel to Lethbridge to play the nationally No.1 ranked Kodiaks for playoffs.
"I think we have a really good chance. I think we have just as good a chance as Lethbridge," Buhler said.
"They do have a great record and they are ranked first in the country right now, but our confidence is really high and they're going to expect us to not give them competitive games. I think they're going to be in for a big surprise because we have put in a lot of hard work.