Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball New Star Rachel Camp


Jan 16, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Dennis Wolff on the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies’ women’s basketball program is currently in a rebuilding mode, but Dennis Wolff seems to have this program positioned to start to have a lot of success beginning next season with the potential for at least one NCAA Tournament appearance by the 2016-2017 season.

The Hokies have built a strong corps of players that includes point guard Vanessa Panousis and forward Regan Magarity. Magarity has been injured the last few weeks, but Panousis has continued to be productive. However, there is one player in particular who has shined, and is proving that she can be a star for the Hokies. That player is freshman guard Rachel Camp.

Camp has shined over the last few weeks, and she has already had 6 games with 20+ points including 33 points against Western Carolina and 29 points against North Carolina Central. Camp has gained more confidence over the last few games, and the Hokies have surged with 4 straight victories to get to an 8-4 record.

So far, Camp is averaging 18.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1 steal per game in what is a very impressive freshman season. Camp definitely looks like a serious contender to end up on the All-ACC Freshman team at the end of the season if ehe can keep up this level of play throughout the ACC schedule.

The impressive thing with Camp is that not only is she the main scorer, but she has also become the main rebounder as she had a streak of three straight games with over 10 rebounds before having 4 rebounds against Radford.

Rachel Camp has also been very successful from the free throw line as she is shooting 70.1% from the free throw line while she is staying out of foul trouble with an average of 2 fouls per game. Camp’s is also doing a very good job of getting to the free throw line with an average of over 6 free throw attempts per game.

Camp is a very good player that is starting to take her game to being the star of the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team. Camp will get the chance to shine in the ACC which can really help her become a star for the Hokies if she plays as well as she has the last few weeks.

Rachel Camp has gotten to a great start, and is becoming the star basketball player that can help lead the Hokies to success over the course of her collegiate career.

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