The Virginia Tech women's basketball team opened up ACC play with a 91-41 victory over Pittsburgh at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Following the game, head coach Kenny Brooks and point guard Georgia Amoore were asked about what the historic 2023 calendar year has meant to the program, including winning the ACC Tournament and advancing to the Final Four in Dallas last March.
"I think it was historic and a really fun ride,'' said Amoore. "Obviously, ACC champs, Final Four, and all that, but for me it as well it was the little wins along the way. I think it's given excitement to the program and it couldn't be more great for this program and Coach Brooks and what he's done. It's the start of something very special.''
Brooks echoed what his star guard said.
"It's very special when you sit back and look back on it,'' Brooks said. "We went undefeated during the calendar year here (in Blacksburg), a lot of big wins here, the first and second round of the NCAA, here and going on the road and winning games. Putting this program in national recognition. It helps with recruiting as we're bringing in top-notch recruits who we couldn't even get a return phone call from. I'm looking forward to 2024.''
It's clear that the calendar year of 2023 was special for the Virginia Tech women's basketball program and it currently has them ranked 14th in the country and drawing not only recruits but also impact players in the transfer portal. Elizabeth Kitley is the face of the program along with Amoore on the court, while Brooks has been pushing all the right buttons and it's clear that the Hokies are set up for success in the 2024 calendar year and beyond.
This is certainly special times in Blacksburg.