David Conley accepts his B-U Hall of Fame plaque from Mel Hager.

B-U inducts new class into Athletic Hall of Fame

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Athletic Hall of Fame banquet was recently held for the Class of 2021 after several COVID-19 delays.

Making up the class of 2021 were David Conley, Susie Godwin Hershelman, Matthew “Matt” McDaniels, William “BJ” Phillips and Timothy “Tim” Squires.

Conley was a 1999 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur where he was an All-State track and field performer for the Bucs and garnered high point honors at the 1999 state track meet.

He ran track and field from West Virginia Wesleyan from 1999-2003.

Godwin Hershelman was a 2010 graduate from Buckhannon-Upshur where she excelled as a four-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, track and tennis.

She earned 11 varsity letters at Buckhannon-Upshur.

McDaniels was a 1997 graduate from Buckhannon-Upshur where he was a three-sport standout in football, basketball and baseball earning nine varsity letters.

Phillips was a 1978 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur and was a star athlete in three sports – football, basketball and baseball, where he earned seven varsity letters.

Squires was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur in 2010 and is considered was one of the school’s best ever swimmers.

He was a six-time state champion and was a four-time high school All-American in swimming.

He swam collegiately at WVU and qualified for the Olympic trials.

Susie Godwin Hershelman
Matt McDaniels
BJ Phillips
David Conley
Will Squires (on behalf of his brother, Tim)

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