Virginia Tech fans send heartwarming messages to Elizabeth Kitley on social media

Virginia Tech fans, coaches and fans of other schools react to the news that Elizabeth Kitley will miss the NCAA Tournament.
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Friday morning, the news Virginia Tech fans were fearing became reality. Elizabeth Kitley announced on her Instagram page that a knee injury suffered on March 3 will keep her from playing in the NCAA Tournament beginning Friday afternoon. Moments later, Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks confirmed that she was going to be out and said it was an ACL injury she suffered.

Kitley will go down as one of the, if not the best, to ever wear a Virginia Tech uniform and should have her number hanging from Cassell Coliseum in the not-too-distant future. Following the news, Virginia Tech fans took to social media to honor her and everything she has accomplished in Blacksburg.

Kitley acknowledged on her X page the support she was getting from Hokies fans, which prompted even more wonderful messages.

Syracuse coach Felisha Legget-Jack, who was the 2023-24 ACC Coach of the Year, sent respect Kitley's way as did fans of other schools and fanbases.

What Elizabeth Kitley has done for Virginia Tech and women's basketball is something that very few can do. She will go down as an all-time great and three-time ACC Player of the Year, along with leading the Hokies to their first ever Final Four in 2023. We just wish it ended on a better note.