DR. ROBERT J. BUENKER
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information

DR. ROBERT J. BUENKER

Inducted: 2001
Years at Loras: 1959-63
Sport: Tennis

PERSONAL STORIES

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HONORS:
  • One of the Duhawks' top male tennis players in school history.
  • A career record of 28-12 in singles (mostly #1) and 30-7 in doubles (Also #1 position).
  • As a senior, was 13-0 in singles and 12-1 in doubles. Won the NCAA college division regional championship in both singles and doubles in 1963.
  • Graduated maxima cum laude from Loras (a 3.96 GPA) with a double major in chemistry and math. Went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton.
  • A world-renown professor of theoretical chemistry. Vitae includes over 400 publications and over 100 speaking engagements