WAYLAND BAPTIST VOTED THIRD IN SAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL

source: wbuathletics.com Plainview, Texas – The Wayland Baptist women’s basketball team has been tabbed third in the 2023-24 Sooner Athletic Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches Thursday afternoon. The Queens are slotted into the third slot in the preseason poll with 95 points after finishing third in the regular season last…

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WAYLAND BAPTIST VOTED THIRD IN SAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL

HAZEL TAYLOR NAMED TO NAIA HALL OF FAME

Hazel Taylor, one of the most talented players in the history of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, was named today to the 2023 NAIA Hall of Fame for women’s basketball, as announced by the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA Hall of Fame was founded in 1952. The NAIA Hall of Fame Award…

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HAZEL TAYLOR NAMED TO NAIA HALL OF FAME

FLYING QUEENS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: ENHANCING A LEGACY

Wayland Baptist University, in partnership with the Flying Queens Museum and the Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation is launching permanent, on-going project that will advance and enhance the history of the Flying Queens basketball program. The Flying Queens Oral History Project will gather and preserve the history of the Flying Queens women’s basketball team by means…

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FLYING QUEENS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: ENHANCING A LEGACY

KELLIE LaRELL MITCHELL, 1958-2023

The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation was saddened to learn about the passing of Kellie Mitchell. The Foundation and the Flying Queens Program owe her a debt of gratitude for her work as writer, director, producer, and camerawoman on the documentary “Flying Queens: A Basketball Dynasty”, which she produced through her company Aperature Art Productions, Inc….

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KELLIE LaRELL MITCHELL, 1958-2023

CHRISTIE SHIPPY, 1986-88; 1989-91

Flying Queen 1986-88; 1989-91 NOTE: Christie Shippy was inducted into the Wayland Athletic Hall of Honor in 2013. The Hall of Honor article captured her unique Flying Queens story, and with her permission and an update on her life after college, the Foundation is honored to share it with you. Attaining a degree while playing…

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CHRISTIE SHIPPY, 1986-88; 1989-91