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Former Tribe Great Ashleigh Akens Rabe '94 Elected to W&M Athletics Hall of Fame
Updated: Saturday 11/26/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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Ashleigh Akens Rabe '94 ended her career as one of top players in the history of William and Mary women's basketball, and this spring she will take her place among the top athletes in Tribe history when she is inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2014 consists of 10 former Tribe legends, including Ashleigh Akens Rabe '94 (Women's Basketball), David Corley, Jr. '03 (Football), Ann Ekberg Saunders '03 (Field Hockey), Debbie Hill (Head Volleyball Coach), Tracey Leinbach '81 (Women's Golf), Carrie Moore '99 (Women's Soccer), Billy Owens '95 (Men's Soccer), Lisa Rayner '96 (Women's Track and Field), Trevor Spracklin '01 (Men's Tennis), and Dan Stimson (Director of Track and Field/Cross Country).

The event is scheduled to take place April 12, 2014 at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center.  Please contact Meagan Bedsaul in the Tribe Club's Special events office for more information at either 757-221-3365 or

Ashleigh Akens graduated as the Tribe's second-leading all-time scorer, after leading the W&M women's basketball program to two of its most successful seasons.  One of just two players in school history to be named first-team All-CAA, Akens was twice named to the league's top squad (in 1992-93 and 1993-94), and was also named to the CAA all-tournament team and VaSID all-state first-team both years.
In 1991-92 as a sophomore, she earned second-team all-league honors.  Thanks to her leadership and outstanding play, the 1992-93 team reached the CAA Championship game for the first time, while the 1993-94 team set the program's record for wins in a season with 20, and reached the CAA semifinals.

In W&M's statistical top-16 lists, Akens currently appears 13 times in the career lists (with a high of second in field goal shooting, at 54.5%), and 51 times in the season lists, including the still-standing record of 205 free throws attempted in 1993-94.  She also appears 15 times in W&M's single-game records, including sharing the school record for rebounds in a game at 21.  Her 19 double-doubles in 1993-94 stood as the school record until 2005-06, and still stands second, which is also the place that her 40 career double-doubles rank.  She had a nine-game streak of double-doubles that is the longest in school history, and that is also the longest streak of games with 10+ rebounds.

Upon graduation, Akens became the first W&M women's basketball player to play professionally, signing with a team in Belgium.  In 2008, she was honored as CAA Legend.

W&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Ashleigh Akens Rabe
Class of 1994
David Corley, Jr.
Class of 2003
Ann Ekberg Saunders
Class of 2003
Field Hockey
Debbie Hill

Tracey Leinbach
Class of 1981
Carrie Moore
Class of 1999
Billy Owens
Class of 1995
Lisa Rayner
Class of 1996
Track and Field
Trevor Spracklin
Class of 2001
Dan Stimson


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