Two student-athletes from northern Blair County are the 2016 recipients of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame scholarship awards.
Tyrone Area High School’s Erika Voyzey and Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Davis will receive a plaque and $2,000 check from Hall of Fame partner Reliance Bank in recognition of their excellence athletically and academically at the Hall of Fame’s 17th banquet and induction ceremony on Saturday, April 23 at the Blair County Convention Center.
Voyzey, ranked second in her class of 132, is a two-time recipient of the high excellence STEM award, a two-time PIAA gold medalist in the high jump and a two-time New Balance All-American.
She has also won three District 6 gold medals in the high jump, an event in which she finished second at the 2015 outdoor New Balance nationals.
The daughter of Pat and Frosty Voyzey, Erika carries a 4.29 GPA, has spent more than 130 hours volunteering with community service projects, and she is a member of her church’s youth group.
Voyzey is also highly involved in various school clubs, including serving as vice president of her senior class and serving as a member of the mock trial team, student council and the National Honor Society.
Davis, meanwhile, has won eight varsity letters in basketball and track and field for the Blue Devils, and the honor roll student with a 4.0 GPA is a graduate of the Blair County leadership program.
The 13th student-athlete from Bellwood-Antis to be a scholarship recipient — second only to Hollidaysburg, with 15 — Davis is a 2,000-point scorer and school record holder, a 2015-16 District 6 Class AA basketball champion, a 2015 District 6 Class AA champion in the 4×400 relay and a three-time first-team all Inter-County Conference honoree in basketball and track.
He was also second-team all-state in basketball in 2015.
His 2,049 career points rank third in Blair County history behind Central’s Ben Bithell (2106) and Don Appleman (2100).
Away from athletics, Davis, the son of Todd and Shelly Davis, is ranked 12th in his class of 88 and is president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
He is also a member of the National Honor Society, president of Key Club and has won a Keystone Press award.
Davis, who will attend Seton Hill University on an athletic scholarship, has volunteered with the Salvation Army and with the Northern Blair County Recreation Center’s youth basketball program.
In its 29 years of existence, the Hall of Fame has helped award $100,000 to its scholarship recipients.