Athlete of the Week
The Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Stefan Buchsmann of the Morden Thunder.
This 6'2 guard/forward, and captain of the Thunder, led them to a second-place finish at the Beausejour Barons Early Bird basketball tournament. He was named the finalist MVP and averaged 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals over the weekend. Coach Ashley Hoitink states, "Stefan is very valuable as he can play all five positions on the court. Stefan is one of the only Grade 12s and returning players on the team, so he has taken on a large leadership position this year and is really excelling in this new role."
In Grade 12 he maintains a 95% academic average, while also participating in badminton, volleyball, and soccer.