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Camryn Buhr

School

Lehigh University

Position
Guard
Major
Management

Classroom

Buhr has seen excellent academic success at a prestigious institution in Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. Lehigh is currently tied for 50th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report top national universities. As a management major with a 3.61 cumulative GPA, Buhr has extensive experience in her area of interest, most recently interning at Crowe LLP as a healthcare consultant, where she worked on a team with a software solution that helped better estimate hospitals and physician clinics and account receivables. Prior to that, Buhr studied abroad in Prague, working for AAA Auto on their innovation team, researching new markets for them to enter and presenting her findings to them.

Character

Her leadership on the women’s basketball team is a huge reason for the team’s success as a three-year starter since her freshman year. Burr’s leadership and positive attitude as both a captain on the team has been evident from both the way she conducts herself on the floor and in the Lehigh community. In addition to her captainship, Buhr has been actively involved in Lehigh’s Flight 45 program, legacies program, and Lehigh Athletics’ Leadership Academy in the Emerging Leaders program which educates sophomore and junior student-athletes about how to lead by example, develop relationships with teammates and gain the credibility to lead their team vocally while actively supporting the efforts of current team captains.

She has also been working on a new project for the athletic leadership department at Lehigh with the Director of Athletics Leadership Development.

Prior to her time at Lehigh, Buhr was a key contributor in leading Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind. to win its first-ever state championship in 2016.

Community

Like so many of her teammates and other student-athletes at the university, Buhr has been a part of many efforts within the Lehigh community. She, along with the women’s basketball team, has routinely visited local Fountain Hill Elementary School to read to the students, teach a relevant lesson and participate in recess on the playground.

The women’s basketball team also hosts an Education Day game at the beginning of the season every year where over 4,000 students from local elementary schools come to Stabler Arena to watch the game and learn specific lessons throughout the day. Buhr, along with her teammates, then signs autographs and talks with the kids at the end of the game. Buhr and her teammates have visited the St. Luke’s Pediatric Ward every year during the holidays to bring cheer to the patients and their families.

In addition, Lehigh women’s basketball, along with every Lehigh Athletics team annually takes part in Adopt-A-Family. The Mountain Hawks provide a holiday for an under-privileged family during this event. Together with Lehigh fraternities, sororities and other departments, the event itself has raised up to $30,000.

Competition

Buhr has been a consistent three-year starter on the team, where she has emerged as a statistical leader on both offense and defense. She has appeared in 90 of Lehigh’s 91 games over the last three seasons and was named the women’s basketball team’s outstanding athlete in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons for her performances. She was a Third Team All-Patriot League selection her sophomore season, averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while averaging 33.5 minutes per game. As a junior last season, Buhr was named a First Team All-League selection at guard, leading the team in scoring (12.9) and rebounds (6.8). In both seasons, she led her team in field goal percentage at 43.3 and 43.8 percent, respectively.

Buhr has totaled over 200 rebounds in each of her last two seasons and nearly 400 points in those two years as well. She has accumulated 537 career rebounds and 974 points, just 26 shy of becoming the 20th member of the 1,000-point club and just the eighth member of Lehigh’s 1,000-point, 500-rebound club.

Prior to the start of her senior year, Buhr was named a Preseason All-Patriot League selection, while the Mountain Hawks were picked first in the preseason poll.