Reimer, Shewy to be added to TC Hall of Fame

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Tabor College will induct two new members into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 17, at a reception and dinner program in the Tabor Bluejay Lounge and Tabor Gymnasium.

Bruce Reimer, originally from Buhler, now living in Shakopee, Minn., and Rebecca (Wichert) Shewey, originally from Fairview, Okla., now living in Meade, will be inducted during the ceremony.

Reimer attended Tabor from 1970 to 1974 and was a No. 1 singles and doubles tennis player for four years. He was named the KCAC singles champion in 1974 and doubles champion alongside Craig Schmidt in 1972.

Also in 1974, Reimer competed in the NAIA National Tennis Tournament. The four-time Most Valuable Player compiled a 57-13 record over his career in singles play and a 49-11 record in doubles.

Reimer is currently working at Banta Book Group in Eden Prairie, Minn., as a cost-accounting supervisor.

Shewey attended Tabor from 1989 to 1993. Over her career as a basketball player, Shewey was named to the KCAC All-Conference team, the NAIA District 10 Team, was a member on the 1991-92 Tabor team that played in the NAIA National Tournament and lettered all four seasons.

During the 1991-92 season, Shewey averaged 16.1 points per game and 4.71 rebounds per game. The following season, she averaged 21.4 points and 7.7 rebounds.

After the 1992-93 season, Shewey was unanimously chosen to the KCAC All-Conference Team, and was named by her peers as the Most Valuable Player and Tabor Women’s Athlete of the Year.

She also broke the season scoring record in the ’92-93 season.

Shewey taught for seven years: four years in physical education at Ashland, and three years as a sixth-grade teacher in Meade.

The reception for the Hall of Fame inductees will begin at 5 p.m. in the Bluejay Lounge and will be followed by a dinner and program in the Tabor Gymnasium at 6 p.m.

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