Plainview, Texas, June 10, 2024 (wbuathletics.com) – Wayland Baptist University Athletics is thrilled to announce the five newest members of the WBU Athletics Hall of Honor as part of the Class of 2024. Latanya Nation (track and field), Anika Voigt (volleyball), Danny Storey (basketball), Leanne Shieldknight Gillespie (basketball), and Anders Ellingsburg (golf) will represent the Class of 2024 in the Wayland Baptist Athletics Hall of Honor.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for September 28th at 9:00 AM at the McClung University Center.

Latanya Nation, a native of Clarendon, Jamaica, competed on the WBU Women’s Track and Field team from 2008-2012. Nation was a 15-time All-American including 3 First Team All-American awards and 3 Second Team All-American awards. Nation was one of the key factors in the Pioneers winning back-to-back Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in 2008 and 2009.

Anika Voigt, a Potsdam, Germany native, was a member of the Pioneer Volleyball team from 2007-2010. Voigt is a former Roscoe Snyder Award Winner, given annually to the top male and female athlete at Wayland Baptist. Voigt was a two-time All-Sooner Athletic First Team award recipient, a NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, a two-time All-Sooner Athletic Second Team winner, and is the program leader in Assists and Digs.

Danny Storey, a native of Canyon, Texas, was one of the leaders for the Pioneer Men’s Basketball team from 2004-2008. Storey is a former NAIA Second Team All-American, a former All-Sooner Athletic First Team winner, and the 2008 SAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Storey holds the program record for rebounds with 1,032 and is 12th in program history in scoring with 1,426 points scored. After his Pioneer career concluded, Storey signed to play professional basketball in Spain.

Leann Shieldknight Gillaspie, a native of Spearman, Texas, was a member of the prestigious Wayland Baptist Flying Queens from 1973-1977. Gillaspie scored 1,046 points in her career, was the 1976-77 Roscoe Snyder Award winner, and was named to the 1976 Queens’ Classic All-Tournament Team. Shieldknight and the Flying Queens won the National Women’s Invitational Tournament all four years she attended WBU, and she was a 1976 NWIT All-American.

Anders Ellingsberg, a native of Drobak, Norway, was a member of the Pioneer Golf team from 2009-2014. Ellingsberg was a 2014 NAIA First Team All-American, a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete award recipient, and a two-time Academic All-American. Ellingsberg was the 2013 Bruce Williams Memorial Invitational Champion after shooting rounds of 67-72-73-212.

The addition of these five athletes will increase the membership in the WBU Athletics Hall of Honor to 123 members.

Comments

  1. 1
    Kathy Biggs on June 12, 2024

    CONGRATULATIONS Leann on your Award!! Such an honor!!

  2. 2
    Marilee Bulls on June 12, 2024

    Well deserved! Congratulations Leann!

  3. 3
    Kay Hull on June 13, 2024

    I have known from the first day I met you that you belonged in a Hall of Honor!! Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈

  4. 4
    Sheila Watley on June 13, 2024

    Way to go Leann!! Well deserved!!! And I get to say I knew you well!!!!

  5. 5
    Kindra Ivey on June 14, 2024

    My hero growing up!!! Congratulations!!!

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