Eastern University Athletics

06/01/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2017 16:02

Four to Join Hall of Honor in 2017

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.- Eastern University Athletics is proud to announce four individuals as the 2017 Hall of Honor Class. Bucky Buchanan, Ashlee Keyser Filchner, and Courtney Reinhold were selected from nominations received by the Hall of Honor Committee. They will join the Hall of Honor on Friday, Oct. 13 in a ceremony at St. Davids Golf Club

Buchanan, a 1974 graduate, played Baseball and Basketball. He starred on the diamond. The Springfield (Delco) graduate served as a captain his final two seasons and earned All-Conference recognition as a catcher. He continued his career as a player in the Kansas City Royals organization. Bucky graduated from Eastern with a BA in Economics with a Business Administration.

Filchner graduated in 2005. She remains Eastern Softball's career leader in hits, batting average, and RBI's. The four-year starter at first base hit .381 with 115 RBI's in 134 career games. When she graduated, she was Eastern's career leader with 15 home runs. The Spring Ford High School graduate earned All-PAC recognition in her final three years as an Eagle. She is one of three Eastern players to hit .400 or higher in a season. She did that in both her final two years.

Horning, a setter on Eastern Volleyball, was a four-time AVCA All-American. She is one of two setters in Eastern history to eclipse the 5,000 assist mark. She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in both her junior and senior seasons. She graduated with a degree in Economic Development in 2012.

Reinhold also earned four All-America nods. She is the only hitter in Eastern Volleyball history to eclipse 2,000 career kills. She also finished her career with 1,545 digs. Only four-year liberos and Kelly Groff have more digs. Reinhold also excelled in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. She earned Academic All-Area recognition as an education major and earned All-Region honors as midfielder for Eastern Women's Lacrosse.

Horning and Reinhold are the first teammates to be inducted in the same class. While each carries impeccable credentials as an individual competitor, it is fitting that the two receive Eastern Athletics' Highest Honor together. Eastern Volleyball moved into the national rankings in the middle of their first year and has not slipped out of the top 25 since. The two Lancaster County natives played with great together with great skill and chemistry for four seasons. They remain the only two classmates in AVCA history to earn four All-America honors. The Eagles won 133 matches in their four years and reached the Final Four in their final season.

The four will join the 20 individuals and three teams from the first eight induction classes at a dinner reception on Friday, Oct. 13. The event will kick off homecoming weekend for Eastern University Athletics. Information about tickets for the event will be announced on GoEasternEagles as the event approaches.

Eastern University Athletics created the Hall of Honor in 2009 to recognize individuals and teams who made outstanding contributions to the University Community as Athletes or alumni.

Click here to see the complete list of Hall of Honor Inductees.

Use this link to nominate a worthy candidate for future induction into Eastern's Hall of Honor.