Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fulda native, Laura Wendorff Meyer, Nurse Practioner in Mankato Clinic’s Neurology was inducted into the Blazer Hall of Fame on Friday June 28th, 2013 at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota.  Laura Wendorff  Meyer closed her basketball career on the hardwood as the Blazers’ all-time leader in both points and rebounds with marks of1,775 and 1,053 respectively, records that still stand today. 

The Blazers never finished below second in her four years, but it was her junior season of 1998-99 that stands the test of time.That season she led her team to a 28-2 overall record, while winning back-to-back Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles for the first time in program history with identical 21-1 conference records. Advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year Wendorff Meyer and the Blazers played in CSB’s first national championship game, eventually falling 74-65 to defending national champion and unbeaten Washington-St. Louis. She was the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1998-1999 and was named All-American, an honor that also included receiving Honorable Mention All-American accolades in both her sophomore and senior seasons, making her the only three-time All-American in program history. 

During her junior season she was also named the Columbus Multimedia West Region Player of the Year.Her name continues to dot the record books13 years after her stepping off the court for the final time. In addition to being the only player with over 1,000 career points and rebounds, she holds the marks for career scoring average (16.6),career rebounding average (9.8), career field goals(745), and career blocks (208).  Under Coach Mike Durbin, the Blazers went 94-15 in Wendorff Meyer’s four seasons, with a 77-10 mark in the MIAC, two championships and two runner-up finishes.  She capped her career with her third Team MVP honor, and became the first four-time All-MIAC honoree in program history.While setting numbers on the court, she was equally as dominant in the classroom, earning CoSIDA Academic All-American honors as a senior.She graduated cum laude from CSB with a degree in nursing in 2000, and in 2003 earned her master’s degree in nursing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Today she is a certified family nurse practitioner and multiple sclerosis nurse.A native of Fulda, Minnesota, she and her husband Nick currently reside in New Prague,Minnesota, with their three children.